A Pocket Guide for Student Midwives

A Pocket Guide for Student Midwives

By: Stella McKay-Moffat (author), Pamela Lee (author)Paperback

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This book is written with both degree and diploma student midwives in mind. It is split into two sections, each alphabetical. The first section contains some of the language of midwifery: terms, abbreviations and definitions. The second section contains common conditions, procedures, emergency situations, and supporting information. Each topic includes further factors that involve recognition, prevention, and actions to take in an emergency situation that may be in the form of flow/action charts. The procedures that are included have an overview of the 'how to', (frequently including the preparation needed); and the 'why', supported by research or evidence, and Midwives' rules and standards (NMC 2004b) and The NMC code of professional conduct: standards for conduct, performance and ethics (NMC 2004a). The references used provide useful evidence to support practice. Finally, the supporting information is varied and ranges from details about Government and international initiatives to available support groups and useful websites.

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Stella McKay-Moffat and Pam Lee, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill College, Ormskirk, Lancashire. Both Stella and Pam are very experienced midwives and midwifery lecturers, having taught a range of learners from pre-registration students to qualified staff.


About the authors. Foreword, by Dame Lorna Muirhead, DBE, President of the Royal College of Midwives 1997-2004. Preface. Section 1. The Language of Midwifery. Terms, abbreviations, defi nitions. Section 2. Quick Reference Topics. Conditions, procedures, emergency situations,.supporting information, e.g. voluntary.organisations. Figures Flow / action charts. 1 Antepartum haemorrhage. 2 Neonatal resuscitation. 3.1 Cord prolapse - presentation at home. 3.2 Cord prolapse - presentation in hospital. 4 Apgar score. 5.1 Management of third stage of labour - physiological and active. 5.2 Management of third stage of labour - alternative active management. 6 Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). 7 Eclampsia. 8 Genetic inheritance, e.g. PKU. 9 Post-partum haemorrhage - primary. 10 Post-partum haemorrhage - secondary. 11.1 Retained placenta - at home. 11.2 Retained placenta - in hospital. 12 Shoulder dystocia. 13 Uterine inversion. 14 Uterine rupture. Diagrams. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 Delivery of occipito-posterior position. 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 Delivery of face presentation. 3.1 Normal haemoglobin composition. 3.2.1, 3.2.2 Normal adult haemoglobins. 3.3 Normal fetal haemoglobin. 3.4.1, 3.4.2 Sickle cell haemoglobins. 3.5.1, 3.5.2 Alpha thalassaemia. 3.6.1, 3.6.2 Beta thalassaemia. 4 Heel prick sites. 5.1 to 5.9 Placenta types. 6 Stations of the head in the pelvis. References.

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/06/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780470019788
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 260
  • ID: 9780470019788
  • weight: 382
  • ISBN10: 0470019786

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