ISBN: 9780702058608
Page Count: 308
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
List Price: $35.95

The Midwife's Pocket Formulary - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition

by Liz Davey and Debbee Houghton
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9780702058608
Page Count: 308
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
List Price: $35.95

In current midwifey practice, one of the competencies covered by midwives is medicines management. Midwives and students are required to have an understanding of the range of medicines used within their sphere of practice.The Midwife’s Pocket Formulary provides both practising midwives and students with key information on the administration and management of medications in midwifery practice.

      • Essential information, at a glance
      • Convenient, pocket-sized format
      • Clear, worked examples of drug calculations
      • Information on drug calculations now includes neonatal calculation and alternative calculation methods used by some HEIs
      • ‘Antidepressants’ expanded to include current treatment therapies for existing mental health conditions, with safety information and guidance on current medications
      • ‘Intravenous fluids’ comprehensively updated and extended
      • ‘Emergency drugs’ completely revised to complement the NICE and RCOG guidance, with medications for each emergency grouped and cross-referenced to aid the reader
      • Supported by up-to-date clinical guidelines from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) Green top guidance
      • Online pronunciation guide for drug terms and names.
    • Abbreviations and Glossary of terms


      1. Antacids 1

      2. Anaesthesia 

      3. Analgesics 

      4. Antibiotics 

      5. Anticoagulants 

      6. Anticonvulsants 

      7. Antidepressants and other mental health conditions 

      8. Antiemetics 

      9. Antihypertensives 

      10. Antiseptics 

      11. Contraceptives 

      12. Antihistamines 

      13. Hypoglycaemics 

      14. Intravenous fluids 

      15. Immunoglobulins 

      16. Oxytocics 

      17. Prostaglandins 

      18. Myometrial relaxants 

      19. Rectal preparations 

      20. Vaccines 

      21. Vitamins and iron preparations 

      22. Anxiolytics and hypnotics 

      23. Antifungals 

      24. Miscellaneous 

      25. Emergency drugs 

      Drug Calculations


    • Liz Davey and Debbee Houghton