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cover image - Skills for Midwifery Practice - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,4th Edition
ISBN: 9780702065255
Publication Date: 03-01-2016
Page Count: 472
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
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Skills for Midwifery Practice - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition

by Ruth Bowen, BA(Hons) RGN RM and Wendy Taylor, BSc (Hons) MSc RN RM

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - Skills for Midwifery Practice - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,4th Edition
ISBN: 9780702065255
Publication Date: 03-01-2016
Page Count: 472
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
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Now with a new design, the ever popular Skills for Midwifery Practice continues to provide the ideal level of instruction and guidance for a wide range of clinical skills, each one of which is presented in a unique, template format to help make learning easy.

Step-by-step guidance is given on a range of topics including abdominal examination, taking of maternal and neonatal vital signs, infection control, mother and baby hygiene, elimination and drug administration. Childbearing and intrapartum skills are also extensively covered as are neonatal assessment and nutrition, principles of phlebotomy and intravenous therapy, moving and handling, wound management and CPR.

Skills for Midwifery Practice is invaluable to midwives in training, qualified midwives returning to practice, as well as other members of the obstetric healthcare team.

    • Presents over 150 essential midwifery procedures in an easy-to-read, quick reference format
    • ‘Learning Objectives’ and ‘end-of-chapter’ self-assessment exercises allow readers to monitor their progress
    • Refers to the latest evidence and research, including current national and international guidelines
    • Explains the underlying physiology associated with pregnancy and childbirth
    • Over 150 artworks help explain physiological processes and clinical procedures
    • ‘Roles and Responsibilities’ boxes define the nature and extent of current practice
    • Ideal for use as a basis for teaching and assessment
    • New format - now with colour - makes learning even easier!
    • Explores the use and significance of the Modified Early Obstetric Warning Scoring Chart
    • Discusses advances in equipment usage including the application of sequential compression devices, temporal artery thermometers, and pulse oximetry in the early detection of critical congenital heart disease
    • Contains advances in microbiology and infection control including the application and removal of gloves and the use of ANTT for each relevant procedure
    • Physiology updates include an expanded section on normal and abnormal breathing patterns, the structure of the stratum corneum at birth and the factors that affect its barrier function, and neonatal reflexes present at birth
    • Updated information regarding the use of the automated external defibrillator during maternal resuscitation, and the use of blended air and oxygen and pulse oximetry during neonatal resuscitation
    • Care of the traumatised perineum - including expanded discussion of modern suture materials
    • Recognition and management of complications associated with infusion therapy and epidural analgesia
  • Chapter 1 Principles of abdominal examination: during pregnancy and labour

    Chapter 2 Principles of abdominal examination — during the postnatal period

    Chapter 3 Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs — temperature measurement

    Chapter 4 Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs - pulse measurement

    Chapter 5 Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs - blood pressure measurement

    Chapter 6 Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs - respiration

    Chapter 7 Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs - neurological assessment

    Chapter 8 Principles of infection control — standard precautions

    Chapter 9 Principles of infection control - Hand hygiene

    Chapter 10 Principles of infection control — principles of asepsis

    Chapter 11 Principles of infection control - obtaining swabs

    Chapter 12 Principles of hygiene needs — for the woman

    Chapter 13 Principles of hygiene needs for the baby

    Chapter 14 Principles of elimination management – micturition and catheterisation

    Chapter 15 Principles of elimination management -urinalysis

    Chapter 16 Principles of elimination management - defaecation

    Chapter 17 Principles of elimination management — obtaining urinary and stool specimens

    Chapter 18 Principles of drug administration — legal aspects, pharmacokinetics and anaphylaxis

    Chapter 19 Principles of drug administration — oral administration

    Chapter 20 Principles of drug administration — injection technique

    Chapter 21 Principles of drug administration — administration of medicines per vaginam

    Chapter 22 Principles of drug administration — administration of medicines per rectum (P.R.)

    Chapter 23 Principles of drug administration: intravenous drug administration

    Chapter 24 Principles of drug administration — inhalational analgesia: Entonox

    Chapter 25 Principles of drug administration - epidural analgesia

    Chapter 26 Principles of drug administration — transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

    Chapter 27 Facilitation of skills related to childbearing: optimal fetal positioning

    Chapter 28 Facilitation of skills related to childbearing: Cusco speculum use

    Chapter 29 Facilitation of skills related to childbearing: membrane sweep

    Chapter 30 Principles of intrapartum skills - first-stage issues

    Chapter 31 Principles of intrapartum skills: second stage issues

    Chapter 32 Principles of intrapartum skills: third-stage issues

    Chapter 33 Principles of intrapartum skills: examination of the placenta

    Chapter 34 Principles of intrapartum skills: perineal repair

    Chapter 35 Principles of intrapartum skills — management of birth at home

    Chapter 36 Principles of intrapartum skills — management of labour and birth in water

    Chapter 37 Assessment of the baby: assessment at birth

    Chapter 38 Assessment of the baby - daily examination

    Chapter 39 Assessment of the baby — capillary sampling

    Chapter 40 Assessment of the baby: developmental dysplasia of the hips

    Chapter 41 Principles of infant nutrition — breastfeeding

    Chapter 42 Principles of infant nutrition — cup feeding

    Chapter 43 Principles of infant nutrition –decontamination of feeding equipment

    Chapter 44 Principles of infant nutrition — formula feeding

    Chapter 45 Principles of infant nutrition — nasogastric feeding

    Chapter 46 Principles of phlebotomy and intravenous therapy — maternal venepuncture

    Chapter 47 Principles of phlebotomy and intravenous therapy — intravenous cannulation

    Chapter 48 Principles of phlebotomy and intravenous therapy: intravenous infusion

    Chapter 49 Principles of phlebotomy and intravenous infusion — blood transfusion

    Chapter 50 Principles of manual handling

    Chapter 51 Principles of perioperative skills

    Chapter 52 Principles of wound management — healing and care

    Chapter 53 Principles of restricted mobility management: pressure area careChapter 54 Principles of restricted mobility management: prevention of venous thromboembolism

    Chapter 55 Principles of cardiopulmonary resuscitation: maternal resuscitation

    Chapter 56 Principles of cardiopulmonary resuscitation: neonatal resuscitation

  • Ruth Bowen, 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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