Skills for Midwifery Practice Australian & New Zealand edition

Skills for Midwifery Practice Australian & New Zealand edition

1st Edition - September 9, 2018

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  • Authors: Sally-Ann De-Vitrys Smith, Sara Bayes

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The first edition of Skills for Midwifery Practice Australia and New Zealand edition builds on the success of the highly regarded Skills for Midwifery Practice by Ruth Johnson and Wendy Taylor, now in its fourth edition. Endorsed by the Australian College of Midwives, this text provides instruction and guidance on more than 100 clinical skills for midwifery students and midwives who wish to perfect their practice. Each clinical skill is presented logically in a step-by-step format, providing a clear sequencing of information. Theory and evidence precedes each skill to thoroughly explain the underlying physiology of the scenarios encountered in midwifery practice.

Table of Contents

    Part 1: Principles of infection control

    Chapter 1: Standard Precautions and hand hygiene
    Chapter 2: Asepsis
    Chapter 3: Principles of hygiene needs
    Part 2: Vital signs
    Chapter 4: Temperature
    Chapter 5: Pulse
    Chapter 5: Respiration
    Chapter 7: Blood pressure
    Chapter 8: Neurological assessment
    Part 3: Screening and Testing
    Chapter 9: Screening tests
    Chapter 10: Venepuncture
    Chapter 11: Cannulation
    Chapter 12: Obtaining Swabs
    Chapter 13: Use of Speculum
    Chapter 14: Capillary sampling
    Part 4: Principles of elimination management
    Chapter 15: Micturition and catherisations
    Chapter 16: Urine samples
    Chapter 17: Defaecation and stool specimens
    Part 5: Principles of drug administration
    Chapter 18: Medication administration: Legal aspects, pharmacology and anaphylaxis
    Chapter 19: Oral
    Chapter 20: Per vaginum
    Chapter 21: Per rectum
    Chapter 22: By infection
    Chapter 23: Intravenous medications and intravenous therapy
    Chapter 24: Blood and iron transfusion
    Chapter 25: Inhalation
    Part 6: Skills for supporting antenatal wellbeing
    Chapter 26: Building a therapeutic relationship
    Chapter 27: Abdominal examination during pregnancy
    Chapter 28: Interprofessional working to optimise women’s antenatal care
    Part 7: Skills for preparing women for labour, birth and early parenting
    Chapter 29: Facilitating learning through the childbearing episode

    Part 1: Monitoring well-being in early labour

    Chapter 30: Principles of intrapartum skills: first-stage issues
    Chapter 31: Abdominal Examination During Labour
    Chapter 32: Membrane Sweep
    Chapter 33: Fetal Heart Monitoring
    Chapter 34: Non-pharmacological pain relief
    Chapter 35: Management of labour and birth in water
    Chapter 36: Birth at Home
    Part 2: Monitoring well-being in established labour
    Chapter 37: Amniotomy, Fetal Scalp Electrode, Fetal Blood Sampling
    Chapter 38: Pain Relief – inhalational and regional analgesia: Entonox and Epidural
    Part 3: Monitoring wellbeing during the expulsive phase
    Chapter 39: Intrapartum skills in the second stage
    Chapter 40: Management of the perineum
    Chapter 41: Assisted and operative birth
    Chapter 42: Maternal and infant resuscitation
    Part 4: Monitoring wellbeing during and after the third stage
    Chapter 43: Principles of intrapartum skills: third stage
    Chapter 44: Management of the third stage blood loss (Management of PPH)
    Chapter 45: Examination of the genital tract following delivery

    Part 1: Skills for optimising the woman’s and baby’s physiological wellbeing

    Chapter 46: Promoting physiological stability in the mother-baby dyad in the first 24 hours after birth
    Chapter 47” Caring for a woman after a caesarean section
    Chapter 48: Caring for the baby’s physiological wellbeing after birth
    Part 2: Skills for supporting the woman to feed her baby
    Chapter 49: Supporting the woman to initiate breastfeeding
    Chapter 50: Supporting the woman who chooses to formula feed

    Part 1: Self care

    Chapter 51: Manual handling
    Chapter 52: Occupational Health and Safety

Product details

  • No. of pages: 456
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: September 9, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier

About the Authors

Sally-Ann De-Vitrys Smith

RN, RM, PhD National Program Manager, ANFPP Adjunct Senior Lecturer School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga), NSW, Australia

Sara Bayes

RN, RM, PhD Associate Professor of Midwifery School of Nursing and Midwifery Edith Cowan University, WA, Australia

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