Basics – Midwifery Essentials introduces the basic principles and skills required by midwives in their practice:
- hygiene and infection control
- blood pressure and temperature measurement
- pulse and respiration
- collection of specimens, urinalysis, venipuncture, neonatal blood tests
- administration of medicines and injections
- surgical care.
The book also covers professional responsibilities and ethical guidelines, and working within a care team.
This is one of a series of Midwifery Essentials guides (Basics, Antenatal, Labour, Postnatal, Infant Feeding) which provide students with the essential information needed for best practice at all stages of pregnancy and birth. The series started from the popular Midwifery Basics articles in The Practising Midwife, and are written by senior midwifery lecturers. The guides are user-friendly and include activities, scenarios, diagrams, further resources, and information tables eg basic procedures and drug schedules.
England 2nd edition June 2017.