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

Midwifery Essentials: Basics, Volume 1

2nd Edition

Volume 1

Authors: Helen Baston Jennifer Hall
Paperback ISBN: 9780702070976
eBook ISBN: 9780702071331
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 20th April 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


New edition of a title in the popular Midwifery Essentials series originally published in conjunction with The Practising Midwife journal. The series covers core topics in midwifery education in an engaging and friendly format using a helpful ‘jigsaw’ approach which encourages readers to explore topics from a variety of perspectives e.g. effective communication, team working and health promotion. Helpful ‘scenarios’ throughout each volume encourage debate and reflection, core elements of midwifery education.

Key Features

  • Fully updated to provide a useful, friendly source of information
  • Strong focus on contemporary women-centred care
  • Designed to stimulate debate and reflection upon current practice, local policies and procedures
  • Scenarios enable practitioners to understand the context of maternity care and explore their role in safe and effective service provision
  • Helpful ‘jigsaw’ approach enables readers to explore specific topics from a variety of perspectives e.g. consent, safety and health promotion
  • Explains the professional and legal issues surrounding clinical procedures
  • Chapters designed to be read as a ‘standalone’ or in succession
  • Emphasises the crucial role of effective communication


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About the Authors

Helen Baston

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Midwife Public Health, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Honorary Researcher / Lecturer, University of Sheffield; Honorary Lecturer Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Jennifer Hall

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent Midwifery Educator and Researcher, Bristol, UK