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Pharmacology for Midwives

Pharmacology for Midwives

The Evidence Base for Safe Practice

  • Author: Sue Jordan
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 023036571X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 512
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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.

Pharmacology for Midwives

Pharmacology for Midwives

The Evidence Base for Safe Practice

  • Author: Sue Jordan
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0230365701
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 512
  • View: 619
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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.

Pharmacology for Midwives

Pharmacology for Midwives

The Evidence Base for Safe Practice

  • Author: Sue Jordan
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780230215580
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 512
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Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice

Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice

  • Author: Denise Tiran
  • Publisher: Singing Dragon
  • ISBN: 0857012355
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 232
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Aromatherapy is increasingly incorporated into midwifery practice, particularly in midwife-led units. It is the most commonly used therapy by midwives and birthing practitioners but access to up-to-date safety information is limited. Almost 90% of women may be using complementary therapies during pregnancy and birth and so it is very important that midwives are aware of safe and appropriate use based on contemporary evidence. This book covers safety, effectiveness, evidence, benefits and risks, and legal, ethical and professional issues related to incorporating aromatherapy into maternity care. Useful charts and tables are included for quick reference in clinical practice, making this is the ultimate handbook for using aromatherapy in midwifery practice. The scientific basis behind aromatherapy, including relevant anatomy and physiology, chemistry and pharmacology are covered, as well as a critical appraisal of the contemporary research evidence supporting the use of aromatherapy in maternity care. Essential oil profiles of the oils that can be safely used in pregnancy, birth and postnatally are also included.

Emotions in Midwifery and Reproduction

Emotions in Midwifery and Reproduction

  • Author: Billie Hunter,Ruth Deery
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137203145
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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With contributions from a range of leading international authors, this 'stop and make you think' book explores the many contemporary issues surrounding emotion work in reproductive healthcare. The editors, forerunners in their field, have brought together both theoretical and clinical aspects to challenge readers to consider the significance of this important topic in their day-to-day work. Using examples of maternity care and infertility settings from the UK and beyond, and with an emphasis on personal reflection throughout, the book explores the subjects of: • Emotional well-being • Client-practitioner relationships • Infertility • Loss • Breast feeding • Motherhood Emotions in Midwifery and Reproduction underlines the importance of emotions and how they are managed, experienced and negotiated in clinical settings, addressing issues that are frequently overlooked in the drive for efficiency and effectiveness in the health service. It is stimulating reading for all midwifery and nursing students and practitioners looking to understand their patients' and their own emotional needs.

Medical Disorders in Pregnancy

Medical Disorders in Pregnancy

A Manual for Midwives

  • Author: S. Elizabeth Robson,Jason Waugh
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118712285
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 416
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The need for joint medical and midwifery care is stressed in the latest CEMACH report, with a recommendation that contemporary midwifery education prepares midwives for problems in pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcome. Pre-conception care for women with medical disorders has also been stressed. Medical Disorders in Pregnancy is one of the first texts written specifically for midwives that provides an outline of common medical disorders that may be affected by pregnancy or which may cause pregnancy complications. For ease of use, all conditions are presented on two page templates, and each addresses: An explanation of the condition; Standard 'Non-pregnancy' treatment; Pre-conception care; Antenatal care; Intrapartum care, and Postnatal care. The management, treatment and care by both doctors and midwives are provided to allow a mutual understanding of each others roles and responsibilities.

Essential Midwifery Practice

Essential Midwifery Practice

Public Health

  • Author: Grace Edwards,Sheena Byrom
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470698101
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 256
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Essential Midwifery Practice: Public Health highlights important developments in public health over recent years and relates the implications for midwifery practice in a clear and easily understood manner. This practical text will appeal to clinical midwives who may be unsure about the relevance of the public health agenda to their every day practice. It highlights how public health underpins every midwife’s practice by using examples and case histories. It addresses a wide range of public health issues pertinent to every midwife, including: smoking in pregnancy, breastfeeding, sexual health, substance misuse, domestic abuse, perinatal mental health and vulnerable groups, poverty and social exclusion.

Examination of the Newborn

Examination of the Newborn

An Evidence-Based Guide

  • Author: Anne Lomax
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118913191
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 272
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A practical, evidence-based guide for students and practitioners to undertake safe and effective neonatal examination Revised and updated throughout in line with current national and Nursing and Midwifery Council guidelines Full colour photographs and illustrations, as well as clinical case studies at the end of each chapter to help guide and illustrate good practice A new companion website (available at: www.wiley.com/go/lomax/newborn) contains a wealth of information on all aspects of examining the newborn, including safeguarding, early warning systems, and tongue tie, as well as interactive multiple choice questions, and links to videos

Midwifery and Public Health

Midwifery and Public Health

Future Directions, New Opportunities

  • Author: Pádraig Ó Lúanaigh,Cindy Carlson
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 044310235X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 245
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An up-to-date discussion of community and public health care in relation to midwifery practice, using real life scenarios in a range of hot topic areas. Explores the role the midwife can play in providing and improving public health Reflects current policy on public health issues Clear focus on practice and implementation of public health initiatives The first book to integrate public health with midwifery

Mayes' Midwifery E-Book

Mayes' Midwifery E-Book

  • Author: Sue Macdonald,Gail Johnson
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702063363
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1220
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A new edition of a classic textbook fully updated to meet the needs of today’s midwifery student. Now available for the first time in full color, the 15th edition of Mayes Midwifery has an enhanced artwork program and comes with an extensive website which provides 600 MCQs and wide selection of case studies and reflective activities; a downloadable image bank assists with essay and assignment preparation. New edition of a classic textbook updated and designed for today’s midwifery student! Chapters authored by experts in their field, including midwifery academics and clinicians as well as allied professionals such as researchers, physiotherapists, neonatal nurse specialists, social scientists and legal experts Evidence and research based throughout to help facilitate safe clinical practice Learning outcomes and key points help readers structure their study and recap on what they have learned Reflective activities encourage the application of theory to practice Contains practice based tools and checklists Presents and discusses the latest national and international guidelines Associated website with over 600 MCQs, reflective activities to encourage the application of theory to practice, case studies and additional learning tools Downloadable image bank to assist readers with essay preparation and other assignments Suitable for use in normal community and midwife led arenas, high tech environments and more rural areas of clinical practice Brand new design - incorporating helpful learning features - aids reader engagement and retention of facts Updated artwork program helps clarify complex physiological processes and other challenging concepts

The Midwives' Guide to Key Medical Conditions

The Midwives' Guide to Key Medical Conditions

Pregnancy and Childbirth

  • Author: Linda Wylie,Helen G H Bryce
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702055794
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 280
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The Midwives’ Guide to Key Medical Conditions is designed to help practitioners manage pregnancy and childbirth in women with systemic disease, recognize the early onset of disease-related pregnancy complications, and determine when it may be necessary to refer patients to another member of the healthcare team. The volume is ideal for all midwives, whether qualified or in training. Written by well-known authorities in the field to ensure that the information is perfectly tailored to the midwifery student Accessible writing style and clear artwork program helps make learning easy Recaps on the underlying anatomy and physiology for the relevant body system Explains the normal physiological changes that occur during pregnancy Summarises the relative risk of the specific disorder in the context of overall maternal mortality Explains the pathophysiology of a given condition, with emphasis on its impact on pregnancy Explores the relevant management the neonate and the likely impact of the medical disorder on future pregnancies Places particular emphasis on the management of critical illness and medical emergencies Risk management and the use of pathways of care Management of obesity Sepsis and infectious diseases Additional pre-existing chronic disorders

Ethics and Midwifery

Ethics and Midwifery

Issues in Contemporary Practice

  • Author: Lucy Frith,Heather Draper
  • Publisher: Books for Midwives Press
  • ISBN: 9780750653503
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 311
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Midwives increasingly face challenging ethical issues which have clinical and legal implications, but they have not always been adequateky prepared to dael with them. This book adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to guide them through dilemmas which comm

Medical Conditions Affecting Pregnancy and Childbirth

Medical Conditions Affecting Pregnancy and Childbirth

  • Author: Judy Bothamley,Maureen Boyle
  • Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
  • ISBN: 1846192404
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 271
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Midwives are encountering more women whose pregnancies are compilcated by medical conditions. The number of women with cardiac disease is growing each year, obesity, older age & the health problems of women born outside the UK have also been identified as key factors. This handbook offers practical solutions for everyday practice.

Understanding Nursing and Healthcare Research

Understanding Nursing and Healthcare Research

  • Author: Patricia Cronin,Michael Coughlan,Valerie Smith
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473911524
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 224
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This book focuses on enabling students to understand what research is, why it is relevant in healthcare and how it should be applied in practice. It takes the reader step by step through the research process, from choosing research questions through to searching the literature, analysing findings and presenting the final piece of work. Key features of the book are: Tips for the best practice when reading and critiquing research. Activities to test your knowledge. Key points which highlight the important topics. A companion website which includes a critical appraisal tool to use when assessing papers, multiple choice questions and free SAGE journal articles for students. Seminar plans and PowerPoint slides are provided to support lecturers in their teaching. It is essential reading for all undergraduate students of nursing, midwifery and healthcare.

Breastfeeding and Medication

Breastfeeding and Medication

  • Author: Wendy Jones
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 135158099X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 362
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Sadly, women often feel they have no alternative but to give up breastfeeding, having been prescribed or purchased medication. In many cases, however, this is unnecessary. This book outlines the evidence base for the use of medication during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and Medication presents a comprehensive A to Z guide to the most frequently prescribed drugs and their safety for breastfeeding mothers. Evaluating the evidence for interventions and using a simple format for quickly identifying medications that are safe or unsafe to use, it also highlights those drugs where there is inconclusive evidence. Additional contextual information makes this the most complete text for those practitioners who support and treat breastfeeding women. It: provides an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the breast together with hormonal influences to better understand how complications, such as mastitis, arise and inform the approach to their treatment; includes a section on conditions that affect women specifically when they are lactating where prescription of medication may be necessary; discusses the importance of breastfeeding and its advantages, as well as its disadvantages; and explores how to support breastfeeding mothers, and presents a counselling model approach. This new edition contains information on more drugs and a chapter on the management of some chronic conditions which may affect breastfeeding mothers. In most cases there are options to support the mother’s optimal care whilst allowing her to continue to breastfeed her baby as long as she wishes. This is a topic which raises many questions on social media, which informed the choice of conditions to consider. This is an invaluable reference for all health practitioners and volunteers who work with, support and treat breastfeeding women, including lactation consultants, breastfeeding support workers, health visitors, GPs, practice nurses, pharmacists and midwives.

Maternal Medicine

Maternal Medicine

Medical Problems in Pregnancy

  • Author: Ian A. Greer,Barry Walters,Catherine Nelson-Piercy
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0443101299
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 367
  • View: 6910
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This is a major new textbook on medical disorders and medical complications in pregnancy, which provides an authoritative and practical guide to the management of these potentially life-threatening conditions. Written in a consistent, accessible style, the book discusses each medical problem at all stages - from pre-pregnancy through the post-partum period - and provides a stage-by-stage management plan for each condition. Organized by systems, each chapter begins with a review of important background information on the physiology and pathology of the system as it relates to pregnancy and then moves on to consider individual medical problems, such as hypertension, cariomyopathies, etc. The book's scope also includes the management of the acutely ill patient, pre-pregnancy counselling, anaesthesia, effects on the neonate, and the long-term implications of medical complications. Written by a team of expert contributors from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, under the editorship of 2 leading experts from the UK and Australia Takes a modern, problem-based approach to the subject Emphasis is on 'what to do', using a consistent, stage-by-stage approach to management for each condition Provides a comprehensive overview of the underlying physiology and pathology of medical problems for each systemic group of conditions Related topics are also covered, including pre-pregnancy counselling, fetal assessment, anaesthesia, and problems of the neonate

Evidence Based Midwifery

Evidence Based Midwifery

Applications in Context

  • Author: Helen Spiby,Jane Munro
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444314618
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 224
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Evidence based practice is now widely accepted as a fundamental tenet of midwifery. The importance of evidence in defining midwifery policy and practice in the UK health system, and others, is acknowledged and enduring. While the development and evaluation of research in midwifery is well charted, the question of how such evidence is incorporated into practice has, to date, received less attention and discussion in the midwifery profession. Answering this need, Evidence Based Midwifery focuses on the dissemination and use of evidence for midwifery practice, and explores midwives’ experiences in using the evidence base to inform policy and enhance clinical practice. Written by a highly-regarded and diverse group from the UK and international midwifery community, Evidence Based Midwifery addresses issues of relevance to all midwives whether clinical practitioners or educators, students or supervisors, researchers or managers. Issues that influence evidence based midwifery are discussed, and topics covered include problem based learning, implementation of evidence based guidelines and the involvement of service users. Edited by founder members of the Evidence Based Midwifery Network International collaboration with contributions from the UK, Greece, Canada and the Netherlands Primary focus on the incorporation of evidence into midwifery practice Real-life examples throughout

The Midwife-Mother Relationship

The Midwife-Mother Relationship

  • Author: Mavis Kirkham
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137132760
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 296
  • View: 9578
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Covering completely new topics areas, including the effects of emotional labour, poverty and health policy, the new edition of this ground-breaking text brings together classic and current research to establish key tenets for maternity care within hospital and home. It remains the definitive guide to the complex area of midwife-mother relations.

The Future of Nursing

The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health

  • Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309208955
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 700
  • View: 1605
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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Theory for Midwifery Practice

Theory for Midwifery Practice

  • Author: Rosamund Bryar,Marlene Sinclair
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0230344380
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 344
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This new edition of a highly regarded classic midwifery text encourages critical thinking about the art and science of midwifery. Promoting the idea that thinking directly affects practice, it offers a clear explanation of the concepts, theories and models that shape effective evidence-informed care for women. A host of expert contributors join best-selling author Rosamund Bryar in this extensively updated and reworked edited collection, which: captures the expansion of midwifery research that has tested and developed the field's traditional theory base highlights the value of theory from other disciplines - from psychology to ergonomic design incorporates the professional experience of theorists from across the world. With engaging end-of-chapter activities, this insightful book challenges you to reconsider the knowledge at the heart of your own midwifery practice. It is the essential text on midwifery's growing theoretical framework for students and practitioners alike.