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Skills for Midwifery Practice

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

Audience
Midwifery students

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Published: March 2010

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4425-0

Contents

  • 1 Principles of abdominal examination:during pregnancy and labour 1

    2 Principles of abdominal examination:during the postnatal period 000

    3 Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs: temperature measurement

    4 Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs: pulse measurement

    5 Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs: blood pressure measurement

    6 Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs: respiration assessment

    7 Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs: neurological assessment

    8 Principles of infection control: standard precautions

    9 Principles of infection control: hand hygiene

    10 Principles of infection control: principles of asepsis

    11 Principles of infection control: obtaining swabs

    12 Principles of hygiene needs: for the woman

    13 Principles of hygiene needs: for the baby

    14 Principles of elimination management:micturition and catheterisation

    15 Principles of elimination management:urinalysis

    16 Principles of elimination management:defaecation

    17 Principles of elimination management:obtaining urinary and stool specimens

    18 Principles of drug administration: legal aspects, pharmacokinetics and anaphylaxis

    19 Principles of drug administration: oral administration

    20 Principles of drug administration: injection technique

    21 Principles of drug administration: administration of medicines per vaginam

    22 Principles of drug administration: administration of medicines per rectum

    23 Principles of drug administration:intravenous drug administration

    24 Principles of drug administration: inhalational analgesia: Entonox

    25 Principles of drug administration: epidural analgesia

    26 Principles of drug administration: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

    27 Facilitation of related childbearing skills: optimal fetal positioning

    28 Facilitation of related childbearing skills: speculum use

    29 Facilitation of related childbearing skills: membrane sweep

    30 Principles of intrapartum skills: first stage issues

    31 Principles of intrapartum skills: second stage issues

    32 Principles of intrapartum skills: third stage issues

    33 Principles of intrapartum skills: examination of the placenta

    34 Principles of intrapartum skills: perineal repair

    35 Principles of intrapartum skills: management of birth at home

    36 Principles of intrapartum skills: management of birth in water

    37 Assessment of the baby: assessment at birth

    38 Assessment of the baby: daily examination

    39 Assessment of the baby: capillary sampling

    40 Assessment of the baby: developmental dysplasia of the hips

    41 Principles of infant nutrition: breastfeeding

    42 Principles of infant nutrition: cup feeding

    43 Principles of infant nutrition: sterilisation of feeding equipment

    44 Principles of infant nutrition: formula feeding

    45 Principles of infant nutrition: nasogastric feeding

    46 Principles of phlebotomy and intravenous therapy: maternal venepuncture

    47 Principles of phlebotomy and intravenous therapy: intravenous cannulation

    48 Principles of phlebotomy and intravenous therapy: intravenous infusion

    49 Principles of phlebotomy and intravenous infusion: blood transfusion

    50 Principles of moving and handling

    51 Principles of perioperative skills

    52 Principles of wound management: healing and care

    53 Principles of restricted mobility management: pressure area care

    54 Principles of restricted mobility management: prevention of thromboembolism

    55 Principles of cardiopulmonary resuscitation: maternal resuscitation

    56 Principles of cardiopulmonary resuscitation: neonatal resuscitation

    Glossary

    Index

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