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Midwifery Essentials: Basics - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
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Midwifery Essentials: Basics - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

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Basics is the first title in the Midwifery Essentials series and prepares the reader to understand and master a range of clinical skills safely and with confidence.

The jigsaw model of midwifery care is introduced and explained, providing a framework to explore the application of each of the clinical skills described in subsequent chapters. Central to undertaking each of the skills discussed is the need to communicate effectively with women and their families.

    • Effective communication for each clinical skill

    • Principles of infection control and hygiene

    • Essential observations of blood pressure, temperature and pulse

    • Collection of specimens and blood from woman and baby, urinalysis, and venepuncture

    • Principles of medicines management and injection technique

    • Fundamentals of surgical care.
    • Effective communication for each clinical skill

    • Principles of infection control and hygiene

    • Essential observations of blood pressure, temperature and pulse

    • Collection of specimens and blood from woman and baby, urinalysis, and venepuncture

    • Principles of medicines management and injection technique

    • Fundamentals of surgical care.
    Basics Volume:

    1. Introduction

    2. Communication

    3. Hygiene and infection control: the immobile woman

    4. Blood pressure measurement

    5. Temperature measurement

    6. Pulse and respiration

    7. Collection of specimens

    8. Urinalysis

    9. Venepuncture

    10. Neonatal blood tests

    11. Administration of medicines

    12. Administration of injections

    13. Surgical care
    Helen Baston, BA(Hons), MMedSci, PhD, PGDipEd, ADM, RN, RM, Consultant Midwife Public Health; Supervisor of Midwives, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK; Honorary Researcher / lecturer, University of Sheffield; Honorary Lecturer Sheffield Hallam University., Jenny Hall, EdD MSc RN RM ADM PGDip(HE) SFHEA, Senior Midwifery Lecturer, Bournemouth University, UK and Alys Bethan Einion, BSc(Hons), MA, MAPD, DipHE, PGCE, RN, RM, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, School of Maternal and Child Health, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

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