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A Pocket Guide for Student Midwives

A Pocket Guide for Student Midwives

Stella McKay-Moffat, Pamela Lee

ISBN: 978-0-470-03066-0

Jul 2006

260 pages

$51.99

Description

This book is written with both degree and diploma student midwives in mind. It is split into two sections, each alphabetical.  The first section contains some of the language of midwifery: terms, abbreviations and definitions. The second section contains common conditions, procedures, emergency situations, and supporting information. Each topic includes further factors that involve recognition, prevention, and actions to take in an emergency situation that may be in the form of flow/action charts. The procedures that are included have an overview of the 'how to', (frequently including the preparation needed); and the 'why', supported by research or evidence, and Midwives’ rules and standards (NMC 2004b) and The NMC code of professional conduct: standards for conduct, performance and ethics (NMC 2004a). The references used provide useful evidence to support practice. Finally, the supporting information is varied and ranges from details about Government and international initiatives to available support groups and useful websites.

About the authors ix

Foreword, by Dame Lorna Muirhead, DBE, President of the Royal College of Midwives 1997–2004 x

Preface xi

Section 1 The Language of Midwifery

Terms, abbreviations, definitions 1

Section 2 Quick Reference Topics

Conditions, procedures, emergency situations, supporting information, e.g. voluntary organisations 20

Figures Flow / action charts

1 Antepartum haemorrhage 31

2 Neonatal resuscitation 38

3.1 Cord prolapse – presentation at home 70

3.2 Cord prolapse – presentation in hospital 71

4 Apgar score 80

5.1 Management of third stage of labour – physiological and active 82

5.2 Management of third stage of labour – alternative active management 83

6 Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) 95

7 Eclampsia 97

8 Genetic inheritance, e.g. PKU 163

9 Post-partum haemorrhage – primary 178

10 Post-partum haemorrhage – secondary 179

11.1 Retained placenta – at home 202

11.2 Retained placenta – in hospital 203

12 Shoulder dystocia 208

13 Uterine inversion 229

14 Uterine rupture 231

Diagrams

1.1, 1.2, 1.3 Delivery of occipito-posterior position 84–85

2.1, 2.2, 2.3 Delivery of face presentation 86–87

3.1 Normal haemoglobin composition 110

3.2.1, 3.2.2 Normal adult haemoglobins 110

3.3 Normal fetal haemoglobin 110

3.4.1, 3.4.2 Sickle cell haemoglobins 111

3.5.1, 3.5.2 Alpha thalassaemia 113

3.6.1, 3.6.2 Beta thalassaemia 114

4 Heel prick sites 118

5.1 to 5.9 Placenta types 166–170

6 Stations of the head in the pelvis 233

References 237