Midwifery Essentials: Labour

Midwifery Essentials: Labour Volume 3Edition 2

Editors: By Helen Baston, BA(Hons), MMedSci, PhD, PGDipEd, ADM, RN, RM and Jenny Hall, EdD MSc RN RM ADM PGDip(HE) SFHEA
ISBN: 9780702070990
Publication Date : Jun 26, 2017
Page Count: 216
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  • Description
  • About the Editor
  • Table of Contents
Description

The second edition of the popular Midwifery Essentials series continues to help readers understand and master a range of core issues safely and with confidence!

Written by leading midwifery academics, each book in the series provides a user-friendly source of information which has been fully updated throughout to reflect the latest evidence-base for current practice. Now with an improved design to make learning as easy as possible, each paperback in the series focuses on the importance of communication and contemporary women-centred care and presents helpful ‘scenarios’ to encourage debate and reflection.

The Midwifery Essentials series is ideal for all midwives – whether qualified or in training – and is also helpful to nurses and HCAs working in the maternity environment.

Key Features

  • Fully updated to provide a useful, friendly source of information
  • Strong focus on contemporary women-centred care
  • Designed to stimulate debate and reflection upon current practice, local policies and procedures
  • Scenarios enable practitioners to understand the context of maternity care and explore their role in safe and effective service provision
  • Helpful ‘jigsaw’ approach enables readers to explore specific topics from a variety of perspectives e.g. consent, safety and health promotion
  • Explains the professional and legal issues surrounding clinical procedures
  • Chapters designed to be read as a ‘standalone’ or in succession
  • Emphasises the crucial role of effective communication

New Features

  • Makes reference to the latest national and international guidelines
  • Contains new scenarios to reflect recent changes in practice
  • Improved layout aids retention and learning
  • Fully updated throughout with the latest evidence base for clinical skills and procedures
  • Embraces the principles of ‘Better Births’
About the Editor
By Helen Baston, BA(Hons), MMedSci, PhD, PGDipEd, ADM, RN, RM, Consultant Midwife Public Health; Honorary Researcher / lecturer, University of Sheffield; Honorary Lecturer Sheffield Hallam University. and Jenny Hall, EdD MSc RN RM ADM PGDip(HE) SFHEA , Senior Midwifery Lecturer, Bournemouth University, UK
Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Early assessment and admission in labour

Chapter 3 The first stage of labour

Chapter 4 Non-pharmacological methods of coping with labour

Chapter 5 Labour and birth in a pool

Chapter 6 Pharmacological methods of pain relief

Chapter 7 Induced or accelerated labour

Chapter 8 The second stage of labour

Chapter 9 The third stage of labour

Chapter 10 Caesarean birth

Chapter 11 Perineal repair