cover image - Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives
ISBN: 9780702072277
Page Count: 100
Imprint: Elsevier
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Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives,

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
ISBN: 9780702072277
Page Count: 100
Imprint: Elsevier
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Well illustrated with over 100 figures, tables and pull out boxes this slim pocket reference includes a wealth of information ranging from communications skills, drug calculations and administration, to clinical examination and complications in labour. Designed to be carried in a scrubs/uniform pocket, this helpful guide 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
  • PART 1 THE MIDWIFE’S ROLE

    Record keeping

    Communication skills

    Drug calculations and administration

    • Using SI units
    • Formulae for dosage calculations

    PART 2 UNCOMPLICATED PREGNANCY AND BIRTH

    Antenatal care

    The start of care and arranging appointments

    Infections

    Antenatal examination

    Problems associated with pregnancy

    Plan for birth

    Intrapartum

    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

    PART 3 AFTER THE BIRTH

    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

    PART 4 COMPLICATIONS IN PREGNANCY

    Hypertensive disorders

    Eclampsia

    • Management of eclampsia

    Maternal collapse

    Diabetes

    Pharmacological methods of pain relief in labour

    PART 5 BIRTH EMERGENCIES

    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

    APPENDICES

    Appendix 1 Commonly used abbreviations

    Appendix 2 Normal bood measurements

    Appendix 3 Useful websites

    References

  • 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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