Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives

Author
By Cathy Ashwin, PhD. MSc. PGCHE. RM. RN. and Michelle Anderson, BSc (Hons) PSY. BSc. RM.
ISBN
9780702072277
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Please allow 3 - 4 weeks for delivery.
Publication Date
20-06-2017
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  • Helpful bullet point style enables rapid access to essential information
  • Splash proof cover ensures durability
  • Rich illustrative programme enables rapid access to key information

Well illustrated with over 100 figures, tables and pull out boxes this slim pocket reference includes a wealth of information ranging from communications skills, drug calculations and administration, to clinical examination and complications in labour. Designed to be carried in a scrubs/uniform pocket, this helpful guide will be ideal for all midwives whether qualified or in training.


Key Features
  • Helpful bullet point style enables rapid access to essential information
  • Splash proof cover ensures durability
  • Rich illustrative programme enables rapid access to key information
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ISBN 9780702072277
Author Informaiton By Cathy Ashwin, PhD. MSc. PGCHE. RM. RN. , Principal Editor MIDIRS, Honorary Asst. Prof. University of Nottingham, UK and Michelle Anderson, BSc (Hons) PSY. BSc. RM. , Practice Development Midwife, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, UK
Pp Authortext Ashwin & Anderson
Table of Content

PART 1 THE MIDWIFE'S ROLE

Record keeping

Communication skills

Drug calculations and administration

  • Using SI units
  • Formulae for dosage calculations

PART 2 UNCOMPLICATED PREGNANCY AND BIRTH

Antenatal care

The start of care and arranging appointments

Infections

Antenatal examination

Problems associated with pregnancy

Plan for birth

Intrapartum

Visual aids for labour and birthing positions

Spontaneous onset of labour

Care in labour

Vaginal examination

Coping strategies for labour

Complementary therapies

Second stage of labour: the birth

Breech birth

Fetal monitoring

Intermittent auscultation (IA)

Continuous electronic fetal monitoring (CEFM)

The third stage of labour

Examination of the placenta

PART 3 AFTER THE BIRTH

Post birth: mother and baby

  • The neonatal heat triangle

The puerperium or postnatal period

  • The first 24 hours after birth
  • The first 2-7 days
  • From day 8 to 6-8 weeks

Infant feeding

Initiation of breastfeeding

  • Continued successful breastfeeding

Perinatal mental health

  • The universal antenatal screening pathway

PART 4 COMPLICATIONS IN PREGNANCY

Hypertensive disorders

Eclampsia

  • Management of eclampsia

Maternal collapse

Diabetes

Pharmacological methods of pain relief in labour

PART 5 BIRTH EMERGENCIES

Complex intrapartum care

  • Malpresentations and malpositions
  • Delay in the first stage of labour

Induction of labour

  • Prostaglandins
  • Preterm rupture of membranes
  • Prelabour rupture of membranes at term
  • Instrumental delivery and caesarean section

Cord prolapse

Shoulder dystocia

Management of post-partum haemorrhage

Episiotomy and perineal suturing

  • How to perform an episiotomy
  • Perineal suturing

Female genital mutilation

Recognition of the seriously ill woman

  • The Maternity Early Obstetric Warning Score (MEOWS) chart
  • Maternal and neonatal sepsis
  • Acute fatty liver in pregnancy
  • Obstetric cholestasis

Neonatal resuscitation

Neonatal jaundice

  • Fetal physiology in relation to jaundice
  • Clinical signs of jaundice
  • Jaundice management

APPENDICES

Appendix 1 Commonly used abbreviations

Appendix 2 Normal bood measurements

Appendix 3 Useful websites

References

E-SBN 9780702074431
Imprint Elsevier
Publication Date 20-06-2017
Pages 96
Trim 160h x 82w mm
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