Basics is the first title in the Midwifery Essentials series and prepares the reader to understand and master a range of clinical skills safely and with confidence.
The jigsaw model of midwifery care is introduced and explained, providing a framework to explore the application of each of the clinical skills described in subsequent chapters. Central to undertaking each of the skills discussed is the need to communicate effectively with women and their families.
Effective communication for each clinical skill
Principles of infection control and hygiene
Essential observations of blood pressure, temperature and pulse
Collection of specimens and blood from woman and baby, urinalysis, and venepuncture
Principles of medicines management and injection technique
Fundamentals of surgical care.
By Helen Baston, BA(Hons), MMedSci, PhD, PGDipEd, ADM, RN, RM, Lead Midwife for Education; Supervisor of Midwives, Mother & Infant Research Unit, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK; Jennifer Hall, MSc, ADM, PGDip(HE), RN, RM, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK; Clinical Editor, The Practising Midwife and Alys Bethan Einion, BSc(Hons), MA, MAPD, DipHE, PGCE, RN, RM, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, School of Maternal and Child Health, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
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