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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.
New to This Edition
Expanded chapter on the skills used during the first stage of labour
Application of national guideline for the management of care
Discussion of the use of infrared touch/non-touch thermometry techniques
Specific information on locating pulse sites
More on SATS monitoring
Increased information on the skills for the second stage of labour, infant feeding and daily examination of the baby
Greater reference to infection control protocols and the reduction of hospital-acquired infections.
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
By Ruth Johnson, BA(Hons) RGN RM, Clinical Midwife, Mid-Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, c/o Ward 20, Leighton Hospital, Middlewich Road, Crewe, CW1 4QJ
Formerly Senior Lecturer Midwifery, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK and Wendy Taylor, Senior Lecturer, Department of Midwifery and Child, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield Campus, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK
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