MI4458

Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives

Cathy Ashwin Michelle Anderson

$18.50

Well illustrated with over 100 figures, tables and pull out boxes this slim pocket reference includes a wealth of information ranging from communications skills, drug calculations and administration, to clinical examination and complications in labour. Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives is designed to be carried in a scrubs/uniform pocket, and will be a helpful resource for midwives and student midwives.

UK 2017

SKU: MI4458 Author: ,

Well illustrated with over 100 figures, tables and pull out boxes this slim pocket reference includes a wealth of information ranging from communications skills, drug calculations and administration, to clinical examination and complications in labour. Myles Pocket Reference for Midwives is designed to be carried in a scrubs/uniform pocket, and will be a helpful resource for midwives and student midwives.

UK 2017

 

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

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