'Advancing Skills in Midwifery Practice' provides a guide to continuing professional development needs and meeting the latest Post-Registration Education and Practice (PREP) requirements. This book builds on 'Skills for Midwifery Practice' by Ruth Johnson and Wendy Taylor, following a similar format already familiar to many midwives. Although aimed primarily at midwives, the principles and philosophy also apply across interprofessional boundaries. Grounded in safe practice and on contemporary evidence, this book ensures that the health and wellbeing of the mother, baby and family remain at the forefront of care.
Lists underpinning practices and guidelines
Rationale, including indications and contraindications of when the skill should be undertaken
Procedure: how the skill is performed, evaluated and documented
Key practice points
References and further reading
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