Journal of a Student Midwife

Author: Ellie Ryan

Publisher: Book Guild Limited

ISBN: 9781846247088

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

View: 9043

Ever since she had her own children in her early twenties, Ellie Ryan was determined to be a midwife. After her children started school, she began the demanding training she needed to achieve her ambition. She kept a blog-style journal throughout her training.

Decision-Making in Midwifery Practice

Author: Maureen D. Raynor,Jayne E. Marshall,Amanda Sullivan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702039764

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 9896

The book looks at a broad perspective of decision making and each chapter focuses on a specific aspect related to making crucial decisions. Following an initial introduction the book explores the concept of autonomy and the many factors that influence autonomous practise. The role of knowledge in decision making, using evidence to inform decisions, as well as different approaches to decision making are also examined - including the traditional or rational approach, decision analysis and the development of professional judgement. Dilemmas arise when decisions are made and therefore ethical decision making is an important component of this book. Management decisions may be different from those related to giving specific care to women, hence one chapter focuses on making management decisions. Emphasis is also placed on the role of the midwife in helping women make their own decisions, the role of reflection in enhancing the decisions midwives make and the support midwives can receive from their Supervisor of Midwives. Flowcharts explain and facilitate the decision-making process. A very practical approach to decision-making in midwifery, with contributions from midwives who have considerable experience in this area Provides guidelines on how to achieve successful autonomous midwifery practice, enabling theory to be effectively applied to practice Includes coverage of management roles and decision-making as well as clinical scenarios, offering frameworks and flowcharts to guide the inexperienced Suggests different approaches to making difficult decisions

Fundamentals of Midwifery

A Textbook for Students

Author: Louise Lewis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118528158

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 5703

Fundamentals of Midwifery: A Textbook for Students makesthe subject of midwifery accessible, informative and motivating,ensuring that it is an essential text for the aspiring midwife! This resource brings together knowledge from a collection ofclinical experts and experienced academics to support your learningand prepare you for the challenges faced in contemporary midwiferyhealthcare. It presents you with the ‘must-have’information that you need concerning both the theoretical andpractical aspects of what it means to be a midwife. With extensivefull colour illustrations throughout, as well as activities andscenarios, this user-friendly textbook will support you throughoutyour entire education programme. Fundamentals of Midwiferyis essential reading for all pre-registration student midwives, aswell as newly qualified midwives. KEY FEATURES: • Broad and comprehensive in scope, with chapters on: teamworking; antenatal care, intrapartum and postnatal care; infantfeeding; public health and health promotion; perinatal mentalhealth; complementary therapies; pharmacology and medicinesmanagement; and emergencies. • Interactive and student-friendly in approach, withactivities throughout. • Brings together professional and clinical topics in oneuser-friendly book. • Ties in with the latest NMC Standards forpre-registration midwifery education. • Supported by an online resource centre featuringinteractive multiple-choice questions, additional scenarios andactivities, and links to further reading.

The Student's Guide to Becoming a Midwife

Author: Ian Peate,Cathy Hamilton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118410939

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 1723

The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is essential reading for all student midwives. Now updated to include the latest 2012 NMC Midwifery Rules and Standards and a brand new chapter on the midwife and public health, this comprehensive resource provides a wide range of need-to-know information for student midwives, including: Effective communication and documentation Confidentiality Interdisciplinary working The fundamentals of antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care Assessment and examination of the new-born baby Medicines Public health Clinical decision-making Evidence-based practice With case studies, words of wisdom from current midwives and a range of activities and self-test questions throughout – making it easy to learn and understand key concepts – The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is the ideal companion for students throughout their course.

Mayes' Midwifery E-Book

A Textbook for Midwives

Author: Sue Macdonald

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702045969

Category: Medical

Page: 1084

View: 9208

Mayes’ Midwifery, an established key textbook for students and qualified midwives, contains essential knowledge for professional practice. For this 14th edition, each section and chapter has been fully updated and enhanced by leading authors to ensure the text complies with contemporary practice and current guidelines. Added benefits are the availability of a variety of additional online resources for each chapter, including case studies, video and website links, and a bank of multiple-choice questions to test knowledge. With a strong emphasis on normal birth, the book covers the spectrum of midwifery-related topics applied to practice, providing a foundation of knowledge, and encouraging independent thought through the use of reflective exercises in each chapter and online. The book provides midwives with material that meets individual ways of learning and supports current modes of midwifery education. Mayes’ Midwifery is the text for initial preparation and for ongoing midwifery practice. New chapters on essential contemporary issues: Vulnerable women Perspectives on the future of midwifery, in a global context Evidence-based information to guide best practice Learning outcomes and Key Points in all chapters Reflective activities Now with an integrated website offering additional resources and material including: Multiple-choice questions for self-testing Case studies Reflective activities to consolidate your professional development Useful additional reading, resources and weblinks Expanded topics Downloadable materials including illustrations

15 Primary Source Activities

American History

Author: Louise Hopping,Lorraine Hopping Egan

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439251846

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 5619

Contains ready-to-use plays, readings, simulations, map projects, and other motivating activities based on historical documents.

Evidence Based Midwifery

Applications in Context

Author: Helen Spiby,Jane Munro

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444314618

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 1659

Evidence based practice is now widely accepted as a fundamental tenet of midwifery. The importance of evidence in defining midwifery policy and practice in the UK health system, and others, is acknowledged and enduring. While the development and evaluation of research in midwifery is well charted, the question of how such evidence is incorporated into practice has, to date, received less attention and discussion in the midwifery profession. Answering this need, Evidence Based Midwifery focuses on the dissemination and use of evidence for midwifery practice, and explores midwives’ experiences in using the evidence base to inform policy and enhance clinical practice. Written by a highly-regarded and diverse group from the UK and international midwifery community, Evidence Based Midwifery addresses issues of relevance to all midwives whether clinical practitioners or educators, students or supervisors, researchers or managers. Issues that influence evidence based midwifery are discussed, and topics covered include problem based learning, implementation of evidence based guidelines and the involvement of service users. Edited by founder members of the Evidence Based Midwifery Network International collaboration with contributions from the UK, Greece, Canada and the Netherlands Primary focus on the incorporation of evidence into midwifery practice Real-life examples throughout

Becoming a Midwife

Author: Rosemary Mander,Valerie Fleming

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135107610

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 1816

What is the reality of being a midwife in the twenty-first century? What is it like to help and support women throughout pregnancy and childbirth and into motherhood? What roles can midwives play in society? This new edition of the popular text, Becoming a Midwife, explores what it is to be a midwife, looking at the factors that make midwifery such a special profession, as well as some of the challenges. The fully updated chapters cover a variety of settings and several different stages in a woman’s pregnancy, including stories from midwives working in hospitals and in the community, as managers, supervisors and educators, and as men, women, mothers and birth activists. All chapters are narrated by contributors who introduce their own theme, recount a vignette that throws light on their understandings of midwifery and reasons for becoming (or not becoming) a midwife and any subsequent career moves. Backed up by commentaries and drawing together these insights, the editors show what it means to be a midwife today. Suitable for those contemplating a career in midwifery and providing an opportunity for reflection for more experienced midwives, this thought-provoking book is an invaluable contribution to midwifery.

CTG Made Easy E-Book

Author: Susan Gauge

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046779

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 4996

This title is now available under ISBN 9780702052149. CTG Made Easy 4th edition continues the successful format of previous editions, offering a practical guide to all health professionals involved in monitoring the fetal heart rate during labour, and specifically in the interpretation of CTG traces. The workbook approach remains, with many new and updated case histories and CTGs, all using current terminology and a recommended proforma for interpretation. The book will aid health professionals to acquire competence and confidence in all aspects of fetal heart rate monitoring during labour, improving the care offered to women and babies. In-depth debate on choice of intermittent or continuous electronic fetal heart rate monitoring enables correct identification of the appropriate method Updated references and recommendations from latest national guidelines ensure readers have access to current research-based evidence and expert opinion Clear explanation of the physiology of baseline and periodic abnormalities provides vital information for interpretation and assessment of fetal compromise CTG features are described following up-to-date recommendations from NICE Charts describe the classification of CTGs and illustrations describe variable decelerations to aid understanding Discussion of current adjuncts to electronic fetal heart rate monitoring give the reader insight into current developments and possible future practice RCOG and NICE proforma and classifications aid consistency in interpretation and use of terminology Recent cases of litigation are used to demonstrate the difficulties encountered with monitoring techniques and interpretation of the data, giving the reader an insight into cases that proceed to litigation New to this edition Evidence relating to fetal monitoring in labour updated to current national guidance Expanded section debating the issues surrounding intermittent auscultation versus continuous electronic fetal heart rate monitoring Expanded section on the physiological control of the fetal heart rate, fetal blood sampling and acid base balance. Risk management updated, including risks and benefits of current methods of fetal heart rate monitoring, future developments, and legal issues References comprehensively reviewed, including NICE and RCOG clinical guidelines New online resources 20 additional CTGs and case histories are available online

Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 24, 2006

Focus on Patient Safety

Author: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826141385

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 4563

Designated a Doody's Core Title! Supporting the urgent need for new patient safety guidelines and practices, Focus on Patient Safety, provides the most current and authoritative research and review to help decision makers develop new and much-needed standards and practices in nursing. With contributions from experts in the field, this new up-to-date reference focuses on key disciplines and topics that are critical to patient safety today including: Patient safety indicators Medication errors Falls and injury prevention Hospital-acquired infections Patient safety in acute-care units in hospitals Medications in the perioperative environment Home visit programs for the elderly Nursing homes Informatics issues Organizational, climate, and culture factors From new and emerging issues in patient safety to a review of research methods and measurement, this new 24th volume in the Annual Review of Nursing Research (ARNR) series continues to provide the highest standards of content and authoritative review of research for students, researchers, and clinicians.

Issues in Nursing by Specialty: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464965404

Category: Medical

Page: 882

View: 4790

Issues in Nursing by Specialty / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Nursing by Specialty. The editors have built Issues in Nursing by Specialty: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Nursing by Specialty in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Nursing by Specialty: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

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Die geheimen Tagebücher eines Assistenzarztes - "Herzzerreißend und saukomisch!" John Niven

Author: Adam Kay

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641230594

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7826

Vorhang auf für 97-Stunden-Wochen und einen Tsunami an Körperflüssigkeiten. Entscheidungen auf Leben und Tod am laufenden Band und ein Gehalt, gegen das jede Parkuhr zu den Besserverdienern gehört. Auf Nimmerwiedersehen, Freunde und Familie ... herzlich willkommen im Leben eines Assistenzarztes! Adam Kay, jetzt in seiner Heimat England als Comedian gefeiert, gehörte viele Jahre dazu. Nach schlaflosen Nächten und durchgearbeiteten Wochenenden mobilisierte er seine letzten Kräfte, um seine Erlebnisse aus dem Alltag eines Krankenhauses aufzuschreiben. Saukomisch, erschreckend und herzerweichend zugleich: Kays Tagebücher bringen alles ans Tageslicht, was Sie jemals über den Krankenhausalltag wissen wollten – und auch einiges, was besser im Verborgenen geblieben wäre. Kein Zweifel: Diese Lektüre wird Narben hinterlassen.

Advanced Practice Nursing E-Book

An Integrative Approach

Author: Ann B. Hamric,Judith A. Spross,Charlene M. Hanson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437720080

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 8543

Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today’s health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice. The development of all major competencies of advanced practice nursing is discussed: direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching/guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Advanced practice competencies are discussed in relation to all advanced practice nursing and blended CNS-NP roles (case manager, acute care nurse practitioner), highlighting the shared aims and distinctions of each role. In-depth discussions on educational strategies explain how competencies develop as the nurses’ practice progresses. A chapter on research competencies demonstrates how to use evidence-based research in practice, and how to promote these research competencies to other APNs. A conceptual framework shows the clear relationship between the competencies, roles, and challenges in today’s health care environment. Practical strategies are provided for business management, contracting, and marketing. Comprehensive information covers the essential competencies of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. More exemplars (case studies) provide real-life scenarios showing APN competencies in action. A new chapter shows how to provide reliable and valid data to substantiate your impact and justify equitable reimbursement for APN services, also enhancing your skills in quality improvement strategies, informatics, and systems thinking. Information on telehealth considerations covers the new sources of electronic healthcare information available to patients and describes how to counsel them on using reliable resources.

Contexts of Nursing

Author: John Daly,Sandra Speedy,Debra Jackson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581527

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 5667

The new edition of this popular nursing text introduces students to the theory, language and scholarship of contemporary nursing. Contexts of Nursing, 4th edition continues to challenge and extend nursing students by exploring the key concepts underpinning contemporary nursing practice. This exceptional nursing textbook incorporates diverse views and voices and sometimes-controversial topics, encouraging student nurses to reflect, discuss and debate various issues, and ultimately helping them to develop their own positions. Contexts of Nursing, 4th edition features abundant new and updated content – developed in consultation with practicing nurses and nursing students – yet remains based on the same aims and objectives of the popular first edition. Written by expert contributors, all of whom are helping shape contemporary nursing in Australia and New Zealand, this latest edition of Contexts of Nursing reflects the dynamic nature of nursing scholarship. Chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated, and now include fresh learning objectives, key words, reflective questions, recommended readings and references Content has been fully updated to reflect national registration A restructured table of contents links key chapters Each chapter addresses an area of study within the undergraduate nursing program. Topics include history, culture, ethics, law, technology and professional issues.

Nursing and Midwifery Research

Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Dean Whitehead,Geri LoBiondo-Wood,Judith Haber

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581373

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 2757

The new edition upholds the premise that knowledge about research process and design is mandatory in today's health care arena, and that all nurses and midwives need to understand research findings and their implication for changing practice. It is completely revised with many new chapters. The text has been restructured into three sections. Section 1 Research Awareness sets the scene for the importance of nursing and midwifery research and provides an overview of research theory and practice as processes. Chapters on searching for and reviewing the literature provide detailed advice for undergraduates and facilitate access to research articles online. One of the new chapters discusses ethical issues in Australia and New Zealand. Section 2 Appreciation and Application provides a detailed discussion of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research approaches with many useful examples from the clinical area. Section 3 Conducting primary research is new and is designed to accommodate both undergraduate and postgraduate students in their research effort. Writing research proposals may be a requirement for undergraduates in their research program and postgraduates will find the information useful for undertaking a higher degree or applying for university or external funding. This final Section is also useful as a guide on disseminating and publishing conducted research findings. Combined Australian and New Zealand editorship ensures greater trans-Tasman coverage, awareness and relevance. Contributions from international luminaries are balanced by a heightened focus on research conducted within Australia and New Zealand. New edition conscientiously recognises midwifery research as related to but independent from nursing. The research process-driven approach is directed towards ‘consumers' of research, and the comprehensive coverage extends from undergraduate through to a postgraduate level of knowledge. Expanded pedagogy includes Key Terms and Learning Outcomes at the beginning of each chapter; Icons throughout that direct readers to web-based material; Evidence-based Tips, Research in Brief boxes and Points to Ponder for constant reinforcement that links evidence to practice. Integrated Tutorial Triggers with suggested answers provided and Multiple Choice Questions enable students to assess their understanding of key points. Evolve Website provides True/False questions and access to journal articles cited in the text, with additional reflective questions. Australian adaptation of Nursing Research: Lobiondo-Wood & Haber

Collaborative Practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology, An Issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics - E-Book

Author: Richard Waldman,Holly Powell Kennedy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455747203

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 6931

Collaborative care has been used successfully in obstetrics and gynecology for years. This issue reviews the basic collaborative model, that is collaboration among ob/gyns, midwives, and family physicians, and includes articles on successful birth center practice, secrets to a successful collaboration, and collaboration in today's environment. Dr. Waldman is past-President of ACOG, and his co-editor, Dr. Kennedy, is President of ACNM.

Midwifery Skills at a Glance

Author: Patricia Lindsay,Carmel Bagness,Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111923512X

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 9411

Being an effective midwife requires a range of knowledge and skills, all of which are essential to provide competent and safe care to childbearing women and their infants. Midwifery Skills at a Glance offers an invaluable, straightforward guide for students and practitioners – offering readable, easily digestible information, supported with illustrations throughout to enhance application to practice. Clear and concise throughout, Midwifery Skills at a Glance covers a wide range of skills – exploring issues such as infection control, personal hygiene care, and safeguarding; assessment, examination and screening skills; how to care for the woman and neonate with complex needs; drug administration and pain relief. A comprehensive, highly visual guide to the skills essential for safe, effective, and compassionate midwifery practice Written by experts in their field Briefly describes each skill and provides clear illustrations — making it an ideal companion in clinical practice Offers instruction on the safe use of a wide range of essential skills required to deliver safe, evidence-based maternity care Includes service user viewpoints and key points to help consolidate learning and reflect on the experience of receiving care Written with the student midwife in mind, Midwifery Skills at a Glance is equally invaluable for all others providing care, including Maternity Support Workers, mentors, registered midwives and medical students.

Myles Textbook for Midwives

Author: Jayne E. Marshall,Maureen D. Raynor

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702057452

Category: Medical

Page: 796

View: 6467

The most-popular midwifery textbook in the world! The sixteenth edition of this seminal textbook, Myles Textbook for Midwives, has been extensively revised and restructured to ensure that it reflects current midwifery practice, with an increased focus on topics that are fundamental to midwifery practice today. Well illustrated to assist visual learning Boxes highlighting significant information to aid study Introduction, Aims of the chapter and Conclusion for each chapter References, Further Reading and Useful websites to promote further learning Glossary of terms and acronyms provide simple definition of more complex terminologies Additional online resources Over 500 multiple-choice questions enable students to test their knowledge Unlabelled illustrations help reinforce learning Full image bank of illustrations to make study more visual and assist with projects. Up-to-date guidance on professional regulation, midwifery supervision, legal and ethical issues, risk management and clinical governance Recognises that midwives increasingly care for women with complex health needs, in a multicultural society Increases confidence in empowering women to make appropriate choices Looks at the dilemmas involved in caring for women with a raised body mass index Chapter on optimising care of the perineum for women with perineal trauma, including those who have experienced female genital mutilation Additional coverage of basic neonatal resuscitation, to reflect the trend for midwives to carry out the neonatal physiological examination Streamlined chapters with similar themes and content, to facilitate learning Full colour illustrations now used throughout the book, in response to student feedback.