Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives
Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives,
Edition 1
By Cathy Ashwin, PhD. MSc. PGCHE. RM. RN. and Michelle Anderson, BSc (Hons) PSY. BSc. RM.

Publication Date: 23 June 2017

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Description

Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives is a brand new resource that offers readers a ready source of up-to-date information at the fingertips!

Well illustrated with over 100 figures, tables and pull-out boxes, this slim pocket guide includes a wealth of information ranging from physical examination to drug calculations, antenatal investigations, screening, infant feeding, medical complications of pregnancy, and birth emergencies.

Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives will be ideal for all midwives – whether qualified or in training.

Key Features

  • Helpful bullet point style enables rapid access to essential information
  • Splash proof cover ensures durability
  • Rich illustrative programme enables rapid access to key information
About the author
By Cathy Ashwin, PhD. MSc. PGCHE. RM. RN. , Principal Editor MIDIRS, Honorary Asst. Prof. University of Nottingham, UK and Michelle Anderson, BSc (Hons) PSY. BSc. RM. , Practice Development Midwife, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, UK
Table of Contents

PART 1 THE MIDWIFE’S ROLE

Record keeping

Communication skills

Drug calculations and administration

  • Using SI units
  • Formulae for dosage calculations

PART 2 UNCOMPLICATED PREGNANCY AND BIRTH

Antenatal care

The start of care and arranging appointments

Infections

Antenatal examination

Problems associated with pregnancy

Plan for birth

Intrapartum

Visual aids for labour and birthing positions

Spontaneous onset of labour

Care in labour

Vaginal examination

Coping strategies for labour

Complementary therapies

Second stage of labour: the birth

Breech birth

Fetal monitoring

Intermittent auscultation (IA)

Continuous electronic fetal monitoring (CEFM)

The third stage of labour

Examination of the placenta

PART 3 AFTER THE BIRTH

Post birth: mother and baby

  • The neonatal heat triangle

The puerperium or postnatal period

  • The first 24 hours after birth
  • The first 2–7 days
  • From day 8 to 6–8 weeks

Infant feeding

Initiation of breastfeeding

  • Continued successful breastfeeding

Perinatal mental health

  • The universal antenatal screening pathway

PART 4 COMPLICATIONS IN PREGNANCY

Hypertensive disorders

Eclampsia

  • Management of eclampsia

Maternal collapse

Diabetes

Pharmacological methods of pain relief in labour

PART 5 BIRTH EMERGENCIES

Complex intrapartum care

  • Malpresentations and malpositions
  • Delay in the first stage of labour

Induction of labour

  • Prostaglandins
  • Preterm rupture of membranes
  • Prelabour rupture of membranes at term
  • Instrumental delivery and caesarean section

Cord prolapse

Shoulder dystocia

Management of post-partum haemorrhage

Episiotomy and perineal suturing

  • How to perform an episiotomy
  • Perineal suturing

Female genital mutilation

Recognition of the seriously ill woman

  • The Maternity Early Obstetric Warning Score (MEOWS) chart
  • Maternal and neonatal sepsis
  • Acute fatty liver in pregnancy
  • Obstetric cholestasis

Neonatal resuscitation

Neonatal jaundice

  • Fetal physiology in relation to jaundice
  • Clinical signs of jaundice
  • Jaundice management

APPENDICES

Appendix 1 Commonly used abbreviations

Appendix 2 Normal bood measurements

Appendix 3 Useful websites

References

Book details
ISBN: 9780702072277
Page Count: 96
Retail Price: £9.99