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cover image - Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives,1st Edition
ISBN: 9780702072277
Publication Date: 06-20-2017
Page Count: 100
Imprint: Elsevier
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Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives, 1st Edition

by Cathy Ashwin, PhD. MSc. PGCHE. RM. RN. and Michelle Anderson, BSc (Hons) PSY. BSc. RM.

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cover image - Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives,1st Edition
ISBN: 9780702072277
Publication Date: 06-20-2017
Page Count: 100
Imprint: Elsevier
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Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives is a brand new resource that offers readers a ready source of up-to-date information at the fingertips!

Well illustrated with over 100 figures, tables and pull-out boxes, this slim pocket guide includes a wealth of information ranging from physical examination to drug calculations, antenatal investigations, screening, infant feeding, medical complications of pregnancy, and birth emergencies.

Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives will be ideal for all midwives – whether qualified or in training.

    • Helpful bullet point style enables rapid access to essential information
    • Splash proof cover ensures durability
    • Rich illustrative programme enables rapid access to key information

    Record keeping

    Communication skills

    Drug calculations and administration

    • Using SI units
    • Formulae for dosage calculations


    Antenatal care

    The start of care and arranging appointments


    Antenatal examination

    Problems associated with pregnancy

    Plan for birth


    Visual aids for labour and birthing positions

    Spontaneous onset of labour

    Care in labour

    Vaginal examination

    Coping strategies for labour

    Complementary therapies

    Second stage of labour: the birth

    Breech birth

    Fetal monitoring

    Intermittent auscultation (IA)

    Continuous electronic fetal monitoring (CEFM)

    The third stage of labour

    Examination of the placenta


    Post birth: mother and baby

    • The neonatal heat triangle

    The puerperium or postnatal period

    • The first 24 hours after birth
    • The first 2–7 days
    • From day 8 to 6–8 weeks

    Infant feeding

    Initiation of breastfeeding

    • Continued successful breastfeeding

    Perinatal mental health

    • The universal antenatal screening pathway


    Hypertensive disorders


    • Management of eclampsia

    Maternal collapse


    Pharmacological methods of pain relief in labour


    Complex intrapartum care

    • Malpresentations and malpositions
    • Delay in the first stage of labour

    Induction of labour

    • Prostaglandins
    • Preterm rupture of membranes
    • Prelabour rupture of membranes at term
    • Instrumental delivery and caesarean section

    Cord prolapse

    Shoulder dystocia

    Management of post-partum haemorrhage

    Episiotomy and perineal suturing

    • How to perform an episiotomy
    • Perineal suturing

    Female genital mutilation

    Recognition of the seriously ill woman

    • The Maternity Early Obstetric Warning Score (MEOWS) chart
    • Maternal and neonatal sepsis
    • Acute fatty liver in pregnancy
    • Obstetric cholestasis

    Neonatal resuscitation

    Neonatal jaundice

    • Fetal physiology in relation to jaundice
    • Clinical signs of jaundice
    • Jaundice management


    Appendix 1 Commonly used abbreviations

    Appendix 2 Normal bood measurements

    Appendix 3 Useful websites


  • Cathy Ashwin, PhD. MSc. PGCHE. RM. RN., Principal Editor MIDIRS, Honorary Asst. Prof. University of Nottingham, UK and Michelle Anderson, BSc (Hons) PSY. BSc. RM., Practice Development Midwife, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, UK
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