Skills for Midwifery Practice - 3rd Edition

Skills for Midwifery Practice

3rd Edition

Authors: Ruth Johnson Wendy Taylor
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

Table of Contents

1 Principles of abdominal examination:during pregnancy and labour 1

2 Principles of abdominal examination:during the postnatal period 000

3 Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs: temperature measurement

4 Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs: pulse measurement

5 Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs: blood pressure measurement

6 Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs: respiration assessment

7 Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs: neurological assessment

8 Principles of infection control: standard precautions

9 Principles of infection control: hand hygiene

10 Principles of infection control: principles of asepsis

11 Principles of infection control: obtaining swabs

12 Principles of hygiene needs: for the woman

13 Principles of hygiene needs: for the baby

14 Principles of elimination management:micturition and catheterisation

15 Principles of elimination management:urinalysis

16 Principles of elimination management:defaecation

17 Principles of elimination management:obtaining urinary and stool specimens

18 Principles of drug administration: legal aspects, pharmacokinetics and anaphylaxis

19 Principles of drug administration: oral administration

20 Principles of drug administration: injection technique

21 Principles of drug administration: administration of medicines per vaginam

22 Principles of drug administration: administration of medicines per rectum

23 Principles of drug administration:intravenous drug administration

24 Principles of drug administration: inhalational analgesia: Entonox

25 Principles of drug administration: epidural analgesia

26 Principles of drug administration: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

27 Facilitation of related childbearing skills: optimal fetal positioning


Description

This highly acclaimed step-by-step guide provides the relevant physiology, available evidence and rationale for each clinical skill. In a highly readable format, 'Skills for Midwifery Practice' offers self-assessment and short summaries, as well as detailed instruction on achieving a range of clinical skills.

 Tells you everything you need to know about:

  • Abdominal examination
  • Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs
  • Infection control
  • Hygiene needs
  • Elimination management
  • Drug administration
  • Intrapartum and other related childbearing skills
  • Assessment of the baby
  • Infant nutrition
  • Phlebotomy and intravenous therapy
  • Moving and handling
  • Perioperative skills
  • Wound management
  • Restricted mobility management
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the woman and baby

Key Features

  • An essential midwifery textbook that covers the fundamental practical tasks required of the student
  • Clear layout ensures easy access to information
  • Highly illustrated to aid understanding
  • Designed to improve competency when delivering basic skills

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702060205
eBook ISBN:
9780702044250

About the Authors

Ruth Johnson Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Supervisor of Midwives Formerly Senior Lecturer Midwifery, University of Hertfordshire, now Clinical Midwife in the UK

Wendy Taylor Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Senior Lecturer Midwifery, University of Hertfordshire, now Clinical Midwifery Educator in Whangarei, New Zealand