Advancing Skills in Midwifery Practice

Advancing Skills in Midwifery Practice

By Jayne E. Marshall, MA, PhD, PGCEA, RGN, RM, ADM, Midwife Teacher, Post-graduate Education Centre, Academic Division of Midwifery, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Nottingham; Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK and Maureen D. Raynor, MA, PGCEA, RMN, RN, RM, ADM, Midwife Teacher and Supervisor of Midwives, Post-graduate Education Centre, Academic Division of Midwifery, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Nottingham; Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK


1. Introduction
2. The midwife?s professional responsibilities in developing competence in new skills
3. Complementary therapies in midwifery: a focus on moxibustion for breech presentation
4. Ultrasonography in midwifery practice
5. Reducing unnecessary caesarean section by external cephalic version
6. Peripheral intravenous cannulation
7. Midwives undertaking ventouse births
8. Forceps-assisted births
9. Facilitating vaginal breech birth at term
10. Perineal management and repair
11. Haemodynamic assessment and monitoring in maternity care
12. Physiological examination of the neonate
13. Infant massage
14. Postnatal physiological examination of the mother
15. Working in new ways to advance midwifery skills in practice