Midwifery Essentials: Basics - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780702070976, 9780702071331

Midwifery Essentials: Basics, Volume 1

2nd Edition

Volume 1

Authors: Helen Baston Jenny Hall
eBook ISBN: 9780702071331
Paperback ISBN: 9780702070976
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 23rd June 2017
Page Count: 258

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Communication

Chapter 3 Hygiene and infection control: the immobile woman

Chapter 4 Blood pressure measurement

Chapter 5 Temperature measurement

Chapter 6 Pulse and respiration

Chapter 7 Collection of specimens

Chapter 8 Urianalysis

Chapter 9 Venepuncture

Chapter 10 Neonatal blood tests

Chapter 11 Administration of medicines

Chapter 12 Administration of injections

Chapter 13 Surgical care


The second edition of the popular Midwifery Essentials series continues to help readers understand and master a range of core issues safely and with confidence!

Written by leading midwifery academics, each book in the series provides a user-friendly source of information which has been fully updated throughout to reflect the latest evidence-base for current practice. Now with an improved design to make learning as easy as possible, each paperback in the series focuses on the importance of communication and contemporary women-centred care and presents helpful ‘scenarios’ to encourage debate and reflection. Special features include:

  •  Helpful ‘jigsaw’ approach enables readers explore specific topics from a variety of perspectives e.g. effective communication, team working and promotes health.
  • Explains the professional and legal issues surrounding current practice
  • Chapters designed to be read as a ‘standalone’ or in succession
  • Makes reference to the latest national and international guidelines
  • Embraces the principles of ‘Better Births’

The Midwifery Essentials series is ideal for all midwives – whether qualified or in training – and is also helpful to nurses and HCAs working in the maternity environment.


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About the Authors

Helen Baston Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Midwife Public Health; Honorary Researcher / lecturer, University of Sheffield; Honorary Lecturer Sheffield Hallam University.

Jenny Hall Author

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Midwifery Lecturer, Bournemouth University, UK