Skills for Midwifery Practice

3rd Edition

Ruth Johnson; Wendy Taylor
eISBN-13: 9780702044250

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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 studentClear layout ensures easy access to informationHighly illustrated to aid understandingDesigned to improve competency when delivering basic skillsExpanded 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.

Sold By Elsevier Health Sciences UK
ISBNs 9780702044250, 9780702031465, 9780702031465, 9780702044250, 0702044253
Language English
Number of Pages 429
Edition 3rd