Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Postnatal & Neonatal Midwifery Skills

Author: Alison Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317905717

Category: Medical

Page: 60

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A pocket-sized reference tool for use in any community or postnatal setting, this guide puts crucial postnatal and neonatal information at your fingertips. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Midwifery Skills at a Glance

Author: Patricia Lindsay,Carmel Bagness,Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111923512X

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 4647

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.

Essential Midwifery Practice

Postnatal Care

Author: Sheena Byrom,Grace Edwards,Debra Bick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444315493

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 9171

Essential Midwifery Practice: Postnatal Care summarises the important developments in postnatal care in relation to recent policy and guidance and relates the recommendations to midwifery practice in a clear and easily understood manner. With contributions from experts in the field, this practical text provides a resource for postnatal service provision in both hospital and community, offering a framework to assist midwives understand the background to care. With a focus on a woman and family centred philosophy, and community engagement models of care, this text explores issues including clinical care within the postnatal period, transition into parenthood, empowering parents, morbidity and postnatal care, the healthy newborn, and engaging vulnerable women and families. Essential Midwifery Practice: Postnatal Care forms part of a series of books that succinctly address the needs of practising midwives on a number of contemporary issues. Includes up to date information on recent policy, including NICE guidelines Written by respected experts in the field Focused on women and family centered care For both hospital and community midwives

Survival Guide to Midwifery E-Book

Author: Diane M. Fraser,Margaret A. Cooper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047066

Category: Medical

Page: 482

View: 1199

Perfect for practice placement, this handy Survival Guide gives you the clinical information you need at your fingertips. Pocket-sized guide to midwifery High-level summary of the clinical content needed for practice Concise, bullet-point style for quick reference Section on anatomy Great revision aid! • Pocket-sized guide to midwifery • High-level summary of the clinical content needed for practice • Bullet-pointed for quick reference • Section on anatomy • Great revision aid! Perinatal Mental Health chapter updated from confidential enquiries into maternal deaths; findings and recommendations applied to practise New appendix on ‘An aid to calculations in midwifery practice’ helps students to calculate correct doses of medicines and intravenous infusions Illustrations improved to enhance clarity of understanding More-compact size makes it easier to carry around.

Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Author: Glenys Boxwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135154600

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition of Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing is a comprehensive, evidence-based text for nurses and midwives caring for sick newborn babies. Written by and for nurses, it concentrates on the common problems occurring within the neonatal intensive care unit. This user-friendly text will enable nurses to recognise, rationalise and remedy these problems using both a multi-systems and an evidence-based approach. Individual chapters include: Professional Development • Developmentally-focused Nursing Care • Resuscitation of the Newborn • Management of Thermal Stability • Management of Respiratory Disorders • Cardiovascular Management • Brain Injury in the Preterm Infant • Haematological Problems • Pain Management • Fluid and Electrolyte Balance • Nutritional management • Neonatal Infection • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures • Neonatal Anaesthesia • Surgical Aspects of Neonatal Intensive Care • Neonatal Transport • Family Support • Ethics and Neonatal Nursing • Medication in the Newborn • Death and Dying in the Neonatal Unit It is essential reading for experienced nurses and midwives caring for sick newborn babies within the neonatal intensive care unit, for nurses undertaking qualifications in the specialism of neonatal nursing and for pre-registration students undertaking relevant modules or placements.

Writing for Nursing and Midwifery Students

Author: Julio Gimenez

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230366287

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 1432

The new edition of this popular book combines the theory and practice of academic writing for nursing and midwifery students. Developing understanding of the basics of academic writing and cognitive processes such as reflection and critical thinking, this text is an invaluable resource for learners at all levels.

Community Midwifery Practice

Author: Jenny Edwins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444309315

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 4114

The role of the community midwife differs dramatically from that of a hospital based practitioner but many midwifes entering this area of practice may not feel well equipped for this diverse experience. Community Midwifery Practice is the first text specifically tailored to meet the needs of community midwives, providing a practical, skills-based guide to improving and underpinning their day-to-day practice with an emphasis on ‘normal’ birth and the importance of developing relationships with the women they are charged with helping. This accessible text includes information on the broad range of skills required by midwives working in community settings, providing practical guidance on issues such as supporting women with HIV/AIDS, issues surrounding domestic abuse, perinatal mental health, and pelvic girdle pain. Community Midwifery Practice will provide all midwives who work in community placements with a comprehensive, accessible tool designed to assist them in all aspects of their practice.

Neonatal Care

A Textbook for Student Midwives and Nurses

Author: Amanda Williamson,Kenda Crozier

Publisher: Reflect PressLtd

ISBN: 9781906052096

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 2020

Neonatal Care provides student midwives, student nurses, nursery nurses and senior health care assistants with a practical and theoretical guide to all aspects of basic neonatal care. All chapters are mapped where appropriate to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (2004) and the NMC Standards of proficiency for pre-registration midwifery education (2004). The role of the health care assistant is increasing significantly, particularly in the postnatal care of mother and baby, and there is a requirement for them to develop knowledge and skills to support their developing role. This book will enable HCAs to gain an understanding of basic neonatal care, including the identification of issues that may need to be referred to someone with more advanced skills. The chapters provide a gradual progression through the types of neonatal services available, the care the neonate may require and why, and the midwife or nurse's role in facilitating neonatal care within the family. There is also consideration of cultural and diversity issues, communication, and legal and professional matters pertinent to caring for the neonate. All chapters have specific learning outcomes and self assessment exercises to enable readers to assess and track their own progress.

CTG Made Easy E-Book

Author: Susan Gauge

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046779

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 5049

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

Skills for Midwifery Practice

Author: Ruth Johnson,Wendy Taylor

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702065072

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 8585

The new edition of this highly acclaimed step-by-step guide continues to offer readers with the relevant physiology, evidence-base and rationale for the key midwifery skills. Authored by experienced practitioners and educationalists, Skills for Midwifery Practice 4e will be ideal for all midwifery students, both from within the UK and worldwide. Presents over 150 essential midwifery procedures in an easy-to-read, quick reference format ‘Learning Objectives’ and ‘end-of-chapter’ self-assessment exercises allow readers to monitor their progress Refers to the latest evidence and research, including current national and international guidelines Explains the underlying physiology associated with pregnancy and childbirth Over 150 artworks help explain physiological processes and clinical procedures ‘Roles and Responsibilities’ boxes define the nature and extent of current practice Ideal for use as a basis for teaching and assessment New format - now with colour - makes learning even easier! Explores the use and significance of the Modified Early Obstetric Warning Scoring Chart Discusses advances in equipment usage including the application of sequential compression devices, temporal artery thermometers, and pulse oximetry in the early detection of critical congenital heart disease Contains advances in microbiology and infection control including the application and removal of gloves and the use of ANTT for each relevant procedure Physiology updates include an expanded section on normal and abnormal breathing patterns, the structure of the stratum corneum at birth and the factors that affect its barrier function, and neonatal reflexes present at birth Updated information regarding the use of the automated external defibrillator during maternal resuscitation, and the use of blended air and oxygen and pulse oximetry during neonatal resuscitation Care of the traumatised perineum - including expanded discussion of modern suture materials Recognition and management of complications associated with infusion therapy and epidural analgesia

The Midwife's Pocket Formulary E-Book

Author: Liz Davey,Debbee Houghton

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046906

Category: Medical

Page: 308

View: 5606

In current midwifey practice, one of the competencies covered by midwives is medicines management. Midwives and students are required to have an understanding of the range of medicines used within their sphere of practice.The Midwife’s Pocket Formulary provides both practising midwives and students with key information on the administration and management of medications in midwifery practice. Essential information, at a glance Convenient, pocket-sized format Clear, worked examples of drug calculations Information on drug calculations now includes neonatal calculation and alternative calculation methods used by some HEIs ‘Antidepressants’ expanded to include current treatment therapies for existing mental health conditions, with safety information and guidance on current medications ‘Intravenous fluids’ comprehensively updated and extended ‘Emergency drugs’ completely revised to complement the NICE and RCOG guidance, with medications for each emergency grouped and cross-referenced to aid the reader Supported by up-to-date clinical guidelines from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) Green top guidance Online pronunciation guide for drug terms and names.

Oxford Handbook of Midwifery

Author: Janet Medforth,Sue Battersby,Maggie Evans,Beverley Marsh,Angela Walker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199584672

Category: Medical

Page: 739

View: 5733

Now fully revised and updated, with the most up-to-date guidelines, references and resources, this new edition of the bestselling Oxford Handbook of Midwifery provides a concise and logical approach to midwifery practice in all its varied settings. With practical and expert advice, this handbook is the definitive guide on all aspects of midwifery practice. The handbook gives a complete picture from pre-conceptual advice to the final postnatal examination of mother and baby. The fundamentals of midwifery are divided into seven main sections, covering antenatal care; normal labour and birth; complicated labour and birth; postnatal care; family planning; care of the newborn; and infant feeding. The handbook also gives information rarely covered in standard midwifery texts, including sexual health, complementary therapies, common blood values, investigations, and midwifery emergencies. Key interventions are laid out as algorithms to aid quick assimilation of the crucial facts. With a wealth of references, recommendations, and guidance from the authors' many years of experience this handbook will help practitioners and students achieve the best possible results for their patients. Presented in concise and easily readable style, the book is clearly laid out with clear headings, and key facts in bullet points. Pocket-sized, with sturdy plastic covers, the Oxford Handbook of Midwifery is a unique and invaluable companion for students, practising midwives, educators, and anyone who needs to understand the challenging and rewarding work of midwifery. understand the challenging and rewarding work of midwifery.

The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook

Author: Vicky Chapman,Cathy Charles

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111923509X

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 1686

Praise for the previous edition: “...An outstanding handbook. It will be a familiar volume on most midwifery bookshelves, providing an excellent guide to midwifery focused care of both woman and child in the birthing setting.” - Nursing Times Online Providing a practical and comprehensive guide to midwifery care, The Midwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook continues to promote best practice and a safe, satisfying birthing experience with a focus on women-centred care. Covering all aspects of care during labour and birth, from obstetric emergencies to the practicalities of perineal repair (including left-hand suturing), the fourth edition has been fully revised and updated to include: Full colour photographs of kneeling extended breech and footling breech births New water birth and breech water birth photographs Female genital mutilation Sepsis Group B streptococcus Care of the woman with diabetes /Neonatal hypoglycaemia Mental health Seeding/microbirthing It also addresses important issues such as: Why are the numbers of UK women giving birth in stirrups RISING rather than falling? Why are so few preterm babies given bedside resuscitation with the cord intact? Would the creation of midwife breech practitioners/specialists enable more women to choose vaginal breech birth and is breech water birth safe? What is the legal position for women who choose to free birth – and their birth partners? Why are midwives challenging the OASI care bundle? Incorporating research, evidence and anecdotal observations, The Midwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook remains an essential resource for both student midwives and experienced practising midwives.

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Drugs in Use

Author: Ann Richards

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273763768

Category: Medical

Page: 86

View: 6161

Understanding how drugs work is made simple in this easy to use pocket-sized guide. Drugs in common use are described under each body system and will form an aid to your confident administration of drugs to fit your patients' needs. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

The Midwifery Test Book

Author: Helen Wightman,Robina Aslam

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335244807

Category: Medical

Page: 181

View: 8092

This is a quick and easy reference book for students undertaking midwifery courses. It will assist students with the revision of anatomy and physiology and complications related to childbirth through the medium of MCQ, true /false, short questions and detailed answers.

Newborn 101

Secrets from Expert Nurses on Preparing and Caring for Your Baby at Home

Author: Carole Kramer Arsenault

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615193863

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 4897

National Parenting Publications Gold Award Winner Ever wish you could have a baby nurse at home to answer your most urgent questions around the clock? Now you can! Carole Kramer Arsenault has spent the last two decades helping parents through pregnancy, labor, and all of their new responsibilities once baby comes home—both as a longtime pediatric nurse, and as the founder of the most highly regarded baby-care service in New England. From the first trimester to the “fourth” (baby’s crucial first three months), Arsenault and her team of professional nurses have seen it all. Now, they share their expert advice on: Preparing your home, including safety tips and must-have supplies Easing through labor, whether at home or in a hospital Breastfeeding how-tos, flexible feeding schedules, and common concerns Baby’s essential first days and weeks, and the milestones in between Welcoming multiples and caring for preterm babies Techniques for soothing baby to sleep Postpartum self-care and getting back to your routine