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Skills for Midwifery Practice, 3rd Edition

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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.

 Tells you everything you need to know about:

  • Abdominal examination
  • Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs
  • Infection control
  • Hygiene needs
  • Elimination management
  • Drug administration
  • Intrapartum and other related childbearing skills
  • Assessment of the baby
  • Infant nutrition
  • Phlebotomy and intravenous therapy
  • Moving and handling
  • Perioperative skills
  • Wound management
  • Restricted mobility management
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the woman and baby

Table of Contents

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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
    • Postnatal examination
    • 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.

Key Features

    • 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

Author Information

    By Ruth Johnson and Wendy Taylor, Senior Lecturer, Department of Midwifery and Child, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield Campus, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK

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Skills for Midwifery Practice, 3rd Edition
  • Evolve Package
  • Reference
  • 432 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4480-9
  • Copyright: 2010