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Skills for Midwifery Practice - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Skills for Midwifery Practice - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition

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This highly acclaimed step-by-step guide provides the relevant physiology, available evidence and rationale for each clinical skill. In a highly readable format, 'Skills for Midwifery Practice' offers self-assessment and short summaries, as well as detailed instruction on achieving a range of clinical skills.

 Tells you everything you need to know about:

    • Abdominal examination

    • Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs

    • Infection control

    • Hygiene needs

    • Elimination management

    • Drug administration

    • Intrapartum and other related childbearing skills

    • Assessment of the baby

    • Infant nutrition

    • Phlebotomy and intravenous therapy

    • Moving and handling

    • Perioperative skills

    • Wound management

    • Restricted mobility management

    • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the woman and baby
    • An essential midwifery textbook that covers the fundamental practical tasks required of the student
    • Clear layout ensures easy access to information
    • Highly illustrated to aid understanding
    • Designed to improve competency when delivering basic skills
    • Expanded chapter on the skills used during the first stage of labour

    • Application of national guideline for the management of care

    • Postnatal examination

    • Discussion of the use of infrared touch/non-touch thermometry techniques

    • Specific information on locating pulse sites

    • More on SATS monitoring

    • Increased information on the skills for the second stage of labour, infant feeding and daily examination of the baby

    • Greater reference to infection control protocols and the reduction of hospital-acquired infections.

    1 Principles of abdominal examination:during pregnancy and labour 1

    2 Principles of abdominal examination:during the postnatal period 000

    3 Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs: temperature measurement

    4 Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs: pulse measurement

    5 Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs: blood pressure measurement

    6 Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs: respiration assessment

    7 Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs: neurological assessment

    8 Principles of infection control: standard precautions

    9 Principles of infection control: hand hygiene

    10 Principles of infection control: principles of asepsis

    11 Principles of infection control: obtaining swabs

    12 Principles of hygiene needs: for the woman

    13 Principles of hygiene needs: for the baby

    14 Principles of elimination management:micturition and catheterisation

    15 Principles of elimination management:urinalysis

    16 Principles of elimination management:defaecation

    17 Principles of elimination management:obtaining urinary and stool specimens

    18 Principles of drug administration: legal aspects, pharmacokinetics and anaphylaxis

    19 Principles of drug administration: oral administration

    20 Principles of drug administration: injection technique

    21 Principles of drug administration: administration of medicines per vaginam

    22 Principles of drug administration: administration of medicines per rectum

    23 Principles of drug administration:intravenous drug administration

    24 Principles of drug administration: inhalational analgesia: Entonox

    25 Principles of drug administration: epidural analgesia

    26 Principles of drug administration: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

    27 Facilitation of related childbearing skills: optimal fetal positioning

    28 Facilitation of related childbearing skills: speculum use

    29 Facilitation of related childbearing skills: membrane sweep

    30 Principles of intrapartum skills: first stage issues

    31 Principles of intrapartum skills: second stage issues

    32 Principles of intrapartum skills: third stage issues

    33 Principles of intrapartum skills: examination of the placenta

    34 Principles of intrapartum skills: perineal repair

    35 Principles of intrapartum skills: management of birth at home

    36 Principles of intrapartum skills: management of birth in water

    37 Assessment of the baby: assessment at birth

    38 Assessment of the baby: daily examination

    39 Assessment of the baby: capillary sampling

    40 Assessment of the baby: developmental dysplasia of the hips

    41 Principles of infant nutrition: breastfeeding

    42 Principles of infant nutrition: cup feeding

    43 Principles of infant nutrition: sterilisation of feeding equipment

    44 Principles of infant nutrition: formula feeding

    45 Principles of infant nutrition: nasogastric feeding

    46 Principles of phlebotomy and intravenous therapy: maternal venepuncture

    47 Principles of phlebotomy and intravenous therapy: intravenous cannulation

    48 Principles of phlebotomy and intravenous therapy: intravenous infusion

    49 Principles of phlebotomy and intravenous infusion: blood transfusion

    50 Principles of moving and handling

    51 Principles of perioperative skills

    52 Principles of wound management: healing and care

    53 Principles of restricted mobility management: pressure area care

    54 Principles of restricted mobility management: prevention of thromboembolism

    55 Principles of cardiopulmonary resuscitation: maternal resuscitation

    56 Principles of cardiopulmonary resuscitation: neonatal resuscitation

    Glossary

    Index

    Ruth Johnson, BA(Hons) RGN RM, Supervisor of Midwives
    Formerly Senior Lecturer Midwifery,
    University of Hertfordshire,
    now Clinical Midwife in the UK and Wendy Taylor, BSc (Hons) MSc RN RM, Formerly Senior Lecturer Midwifery,
    University of Hertfordshire,
    now Clinical Midwifery Educator in Whangarei, New Zealand

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