Key Features

  • Lists underpinning practices and guidelines
  • Rationale, including indications and contraindications of when the skill should be undertaken
  • Procedure: how the skill is performed, evaluated and documented
  • Professional responsibilities
  • Key practice points
  • References and further reading

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The midwife’s professional responsibilities in developing competence in new skills
3. Complementary therapies in midwifery: a focus on moxibustion for breech presentation
4. Ultrasonography in midwifery practice
5. Reducing unnecessary caesarean section by external cephalic version
6. Peripheral intravenous cannulation
7. Midwives undertaking ventouse births
8. Forceps-assisted births
9. Facilitating vaginal breech birth at term
10. Perineal management and repair
11. Haemodynamic assessment and monitoring in maternity care
12. Physiological examination of the neonate
13. Infant massage
14. Postnatal physiological examination of the mother
15. Working in new ways to advance midwifery skills in practice

Details

No. of pages:
204
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702042621
Print ISBN:
9780702030062

About the editors

Jayne Marshall

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of School of Midwifery and Child Health, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, St Georges, University of London/Kingston University, UK; Former Associate Professor in Midwifery, Director for Postgraduate Taught Studies in Midwifery University of Nottingham, Academic Division of Midwifery, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Postgraduate Education Centre, Nottingham, UK

Maureen Raynor

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer and Supervisor of Midwives, University of Nottingham, Academic Division of Midwifery, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Postgraduate Education Centre, Nottingham, UK