Skills for Midwifery Practice

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Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone, 2005 - Medical - 495 pages
Building on the strengths of the first edition, this book offers a comprehensive look at the range of clinical skills needed to be a competent and confident midwife. Underpinned with relevant physiology and evidence, 'Skills for Midwifery Practice Second Edition' offers a step-by-step guide to professionally caring for pregnant women, newly delivered mothers and their babies. This edition offers substantial revisions and brand new material that ensure the information is relevant to current midwifery practice. Written by highly experienced midwives and midwifery educators, the content reflects their wealth of knowledge and practical experience.
  • 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
    • Inclusion of the woman's perspective of pregnancy
    • New section on CTG
    • Additional material on obtaining eye and throat swabs
    • New chapter on optimal fetal positioning
    • New chapter on Membrane Sweep
    • New chapters on management of homebirth and waterbirth
    • Additional material on neonatal resuscitation

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