Midwifery Essentials: Basics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443103537, 9780702061608

Midwifery Essentials: Basics, Volume 1

1st Edition

Volume 1

Authors: Helen Baston Jennifer Hall Helen Baston Jennifer Hall Alys Einion
Paperback ISBN: 9780443103537
eBook ISBN: 9780702061608
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 3rd September 2009
Page Count: 208

Table of Contents

Basics Volume:

1. Introduction

2. Communication

3. Hygiene and infection control: the immobile woman

4. Blood pressure measurement

5. Temperature measurement

6. Pulse and respiration

7. Collection of specimens

8. Urinalysis

9. Venepuncture

10. Neonatal blood tests

11. Administration of medicines

12. Administration of injections

13. Surgical care

Description

Basics is the first title in the Midwifery Essentials series and prepares the reader to understand and master a range of clinical skills safely and with confidence.

The jigsaw model of midwifery care is introduced and explained, providing a framework to explore the application of each of the clinical skills described in subsequent chapters. Central to undertaking each of the skills discussed is the need to communicate effectively with women and their families.

  • Effective communication for each clinical skill
  • Principles of infection control and hygiene
  • Essential observations of blood pressure, temperature and pulse
  • Collection of specimens and blood from woman and baby, urinalysis, and venepuncture
  • Principles of medicines management and injection technique
  • Fundamentals of surgical care.

Key Features

  • Effective communication for each clinical skill
  • Principles of infection control and hygiene
  • Essential observations of blood pressure, temperature and pulse
  • Collection of specimens and blood from woman and baby, urinalysis, and venepuncture
  • Principles of medicines management and injection technique
  • Fundamentals of surgical care.

Details

No. of pages:
208
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702061608
eBook ISBN:
9780702042546
Paperback ISBN:
9780443103537

About the Authors

Helen Baston Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Lead Midwife for Education; Supervisor of Midwives, Mother & Infant Research Unit, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK

Jennifer Hall Author

EdD RM ADM MSc (Reproduction & Health) PGDip(HE)

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK; Clinical Editor, The Practising Midwife

Helen Baston Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Lead Midwife for Education; Supervisor of Midwives, Mother & Infant Research Unit, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK

Jennifer Hall Author

EdD RM ADM MSc (Reproduction & Health) PGDip(HE)

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK; Clinical Editor, The Practising Midwife

Alys Einion Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, School of Maternal and Child Health, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK