Skills for Midwifery Practice

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Mar 22, 2010 - Medical - 432 pages

This title is now out of print. A new version with e-book is available under ISBN 9780702044809.

This highly acclaimed step-by-step guide provides the relevant physiology, available evidence and rationale for each clinical skill. In a highly readable format, 'Skills for Midwifery Practice' offers self-assessment and short summaries, as well as detailed instruction on achieving a range of clinical skills.

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 for the woman and baby
  • An essential midwifery textbook that covers the fundamental practical tasks required of the student
  • Clear layout ensures easy access to information
  • Highly illustrated to aid understanding
  • Designed to improve competency when delivering basic skills
  • Expanded chapter on the skills used during the first stage of labour
  • Application of national guideline for the management of care
  • Postnatal examination
  • Discussion of the use of infrared touch/non-touch thermometry techniques
  • Specific information on locating pulse sites
  • More on SATS monitoring
  • Increased information on the skills for the second stage of labour, infant feeding and daily examination of the baby
  • Greater reference to infection control protocols and the reduction of hospital-acquired infections.

 

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Contents

Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs pulse measurement
35
Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs blood pressure measurement
41
Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs respiration assessment
55
Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs neurological assessment
61
Principles of infection control standard precautions
67
Principles of infection control hand hygiene
73
Principles of infection control principles of asepsis
79
Principles of infection control obtaining swabs
85
Principles of intrapartum skills thirdstage issues
223
Principles of intrapartum skills examination of the placenta
235
Principles of intrapartum skills perineal repair
241
Principles of intrapartum skills management of birth at home
253
Principles of intrapartum skills management of birth in water
261
Assessment of the baby assessment at birth
267
Assessment of the baby daily examination
275
Assessment of the baby capillary sampling
281

Principles of hygiene needs for the woman
89
Principles of hygiene needs for the baby
95
Principles of elimination management micturition and catheterisation
107
Principles of elimination management urinalysis
119
Principles of elimination management defecation
125
Principles of elimination management obtaining urinary and stool specimens
129
Principles of drug administration legal aspects pharmacokinetics and anaphylaxis
135
Principles of drug administration oral administration
143
Principles of drug administration injection technique
147
Principles of drug administration administration of medicines per vaginam
155
Principles of drug administration administration of medicines per rectum
159
Principles of drug administration intravenous drug administration
163
Principles of drug administration inhalational analgesia Entonoxreg
169
Principles of drug administration epidural analgesia
173
Principles of drug administration transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
183
Facilitation of related childbearing skills optimal fetal positioning
187
Facilitation of related childbearing skills speculum use
193
Facilitation of related childbearing skills membrane sweep
197
Principles of intrapartum skills firststage issues
201
Principles of intrapartum skills secondstage issues
213
Assessment of the baby developmental dysplasia of the hips
287
Principles of infant nutrition breastfeeding
293
Principles of infant nutrition cup feeding
299
Principles of infant nutrition sterilisation of feeding equipment
303
Principles of infant nutrition formula feeding
307
Principles of infant nutrition nasogastric feeding
311
Principles of phlebotomy and intravenous therapy maternal venepuncture
317
Principles of phlebotomy and intravenous therapy intravenous cannulation
321
Principles of phlebotomy and intravenous therapy intravenous infusion
327
Principles of phlebotomy and intravenous infusion blood transfusion
333
Principles of moving and handling
341
Principles of perioperative skills
349
Principles of wound management healing and care
357
Principles of restricted mobility management pressure area care
369
Principles of restricted mobility management prevention of thromboembolism
377
Principles of cardiopulmonary resuscitation maternal resuscitation
383
Principles of cardiopulmonary resuscitation neonatal resuscitation neonatal resuscitation
393
Glossary
403
Index
405
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