Pharmacology for Midwives: The Evidence Base for Safe Practice (2nd ed. 2010)

Pharmacology for Midwives: The Evidence Base for Safe Practice (2nd ed. 2010)

By: Sue Jordan (author)Paperback

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The new edition of this ground-breaking text is an essential resource for the management of drugs during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. Fully updated in line with current midwifery practice, it includes new chapters on Disorders of the Immune System and Recreational Drugs, and expanded coverage of pain relief.

About Author

SUE JORDAN is Reader in Nursing and Midwifery at the School of Health and Human Science at Swansea University, UK.


PART I: INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY.- Principles of Pharmacology; S.Jordan.- Administration of Medicines; S.Jordan.- Law, Medicine and the Midwife; R.Griffith.- PART II: DRUGS IN LABOUR.- Pain Relief; S.Jordan.- Anti-emetics; S.Jordan.- Drugs Increasing Uterine Contractility: Uterotonics (Oxytocics); S.Jordan.- Drugs Decreasing Uterine Contractility (Tocolytics); S.Jordan.- PART III: DISORDERED PHYSIOLOGY IN CHILDBIRTH.- Drugs Affecting the Coagulation Process; S.Jordan.- Cardiovascular disorders in pregnancy; S.Jordan.- PART IV: DRUGS IN PREGNANCY.- Nutritional Supplements in Pregnancy: Iron and Folic Acid; S.Jordan.- Management of Gastric Acidity in Pregnancy; S.Jordan.- Laxatives in Pregnancy and the Puerperium; S.Jordan & B.Hegarty.- Antimicrobial Agents; M.Tait & S.Jordan.- Drugs and the Immune System; S.Jordan.- PART V: PREGNANCY IN WOMEN WITH PRE-EXISTING DISEASE.- Asthma in Pregnancy; S.Jordan.- Diabetes Mellitus and Pregnancy; S.Jordan.- Thyroid Disorders in Pregnancy; S.Jordan.- Epilepsy in Pregnancy; J.Sassarini, N.Clerk & S. Jordan.- Drugs and Mental Health; S.Jordan & B.Hardy.- Recreational Drugs; S.JordanAppendix I: Quick Reference for Major Drugs.- Appendix II: Glossary.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780230215580
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9780230215580
  • weight: 992
  • ISBN10: 0230215580
  • edition: 2nd ed. 2010

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