Skills for Midwifery Practice (Paperback)

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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
  • 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
  • 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780702031465
ISBN-10: 0702031461
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Publication Date: May 25th, 2010
Pages: 418
Language: English