Critical Care in Childbearing for Midwives

Author: Mary Billington,Mandy Stevenson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405116382

Category: Medical

Page: 294

View: 1274

Critical Care in Childbearing for Midwives is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide surrounding the support, care and management of critically ill women in childbearing specifically written for midwives. Many women who have higher-risk pregnancies, complications or medical conditions require specialist obstetric or multidisciplinary care. Increasingly women, whose condition deteriorates and becomes critical during childbirth, are being cared for by midwives in obstetric high dependency units within the labour ward, rather than being cared for by nurses in ITU. Critical Care in Childbearing for Midwives explores all aspects of management, support and care of childbearing women who become critically ill due to pre-existing conditions or who develop critical illness as a result of complications of childbearing. It examines predisposing factors which result in the need for critical care, addresses specialist monitoring technology and skills, and explores autonomous practice and team approaches to providing care for critically ill women in childbearing.

Critical Care Assessment by Midwives

Author: Maureen Boyle,Judy Bothamley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351728784

Category: Medical

Page: 174

View: 9557

Over the last ten years, pregnancy has not only become more complicated for many women, but the traditional provision of general intensive care units has been reduced. To bridge this gap, critical care units, usually staffed by midwives, have been set up in many maternity units. This textbook is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to this emerging area of practice. Critical Care Assessment by Midwives also notably sets out a template for assessment of women that will enable early identification of deteriorating health. Serious illness can arise subsequent to an emergency, a pre-existing illness or a complication of pregnancy but can also occur in the context of what appears to be a low risk pregnancy. For this reason, all midwives need to be skilled in assessment that facilitates timely, appropriate referrals and saves lives.? It covers: ABCDE assessment tailored for midwives; assessment of cardiac conditions; aassessment of respiratory conditions; assessment of neurological conditions; pre-eclampsia; haemorrhage; shock, including hypovolaemia, sepsis and anaphylaxis; haemodynamic monitoring; fluid replacement and balance; ketoacidosis, hypoglycaemia and sickle cell crisis. Covering the context of care, relevant pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, specific assessment in detail, relevant drugs, assessment of the fetus, summaries of management, psychosocial support and the specific professional responsibilities of the midwife, this is an essential guide for all midwives and midwifery students.

Mayes' Midwifery E-Book

A Textbook for Midwives

Author: Sue Macdonald

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702045969

Category: Medical

Page: 1084

View: 5695

Mayes’ Midwifery, an established key textbook for students and qualified midwives, contains essential knowledge for professional practice. For this 14th edition, each section and chapter has been fully updated and enhanced by leading authors to ensure the text complies with contemporary practice and current guidelines. Added benefits are the availability of a variety of additional online resources for each chapter, including case studies, video and website links, and a bank of multiple-choice questions to test knowledge. With a strong emphasis on normal birth, the book covers the spectrum of midwifery-related topics applied to practice, providing a foundation of knowledge, and encouraging independent thought through the use of reflective exercises in each chapter and online. The book provides midwives with material that meets individual ways of learning and supports current modes of midwifery education. Mayes’ Midwifery is the text for initial preparation and for ongoing midwifery practice. New chapters on essential contemporary issues: Vulnerable women Perspectives on the future of midwifery, in a global context Evidence-based information to guide best practice Learning outcomes and Key Points in all chapters Reflective activities Now with an integrated website offering additional resources and material including: Multiple-choice questions for self-testing Case studies Reflective activities to consolidate your professional development Useful additional reading, resources and weblinks Expanded topics Downloadable materials including illustrations

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

View: 4778

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

Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care

Professional Perspectives

Author: Judith Thomas,Katherine Pollard,Derek Sellman

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137251689

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 8131

There will always be a need for professionals to work collaboratively if they are to provide the highest standard of care. Interprofessional working encourages practitioners to understand the roles of other professionals and to learn from each other, as well as from service users and carers, to ensure the full benefit of this collaboration is realised. It is an essential element of both education and practice for today's professionals. Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care discusses the rationale, skills and conditions required for interprofessional working. In addition, it provides an overview of the roles and perspectives of different health professionals across a broad range of expertise: education, housing, medicine, midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, police, probation, radiography, social work and youth work. The second edition: • Offers a broad variety of case studies from a range of fi elds and settings. • Includes a new chapter dedicated to interprofessional working with service users and carers. • Looks forward, offering brand new content on new and emerging roles such as specialist paramedics and approved mental health practitioners. This book is a valuable tool for students and practitioners across the health and social care discipline, employing engaging case studies and reflective activities to support learning about interprofessional and interagency collaboration. Erratum: please note the term 'Approved Mental Health Practitioner' has been used in error, instead of 'Approved Mental Health Professional'. This will be corrected as soon as possible on the next reprint and the e-book version has been corrected.

The Midwifery Test Book

Author: Helen Wightman,Robina Aslam

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335244807

Category: Medical

Page: 181

View: 2164

This is a quick and easy reference book for students undertaking midwifery courses. It will assist students with the revision of anatomy and physiology and complications related to childbirth through the medium of MCQ, true /false, short questions and detailed answers.

Pain in Childbearing and its Control

Key Issues for Midwives and Women

Author: Rosemary Mander

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444392069

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 7159

Focusing on the mother's experience of pain and her contribution to its control, this accessible text covers the background to historical and scientific understanding of pain and considers methods of researching and measuring pain. Now in its 2nd edition, Pain in Childbearing and its Control explores pregnancy, labour and puerperal pain, along with fetal and neonatal pain. As well as approaching the topic in considerable depth, the word 'pain' is interpreted broadly. Throughout the text, research-based theoretical approaches to pain and pain control are presented within the context of care. The possibility of caring interventions being iatrogenic, or aggravating the woman's pain, lends this book a perceptively political orientation. Pain in Childbearing and its Control will be invaluable to midwives and a wide range of care providers who seek to assist the woman in coping with her experience of childbearing and any associated pain.

Midwifery Practice: Critical Illness, Complications And Emergencies Case Book

Critical Illness, Complications and Emergencies Case Book

Author: Raynor, Maureen,Marshall, Jayne,Jackson, Karen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335242731

Category: Medical

Page: 258

View: 4218

"Given the increasing complexities of co-morbidities in women of childbearing age, this book provides a case study approach to several critical conditions which challenge all health care professionals working in this field. The case study approach will help midwives, doctors, midwifery and medical students to ground their clinical skills training on each specific situation by working through the questions and answer format. Of particular importance is the emphasis on inter-professional team working and the links between theory and practice." Dr. Rita Borg Xuereb, Head of Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta, Malta "The authors are to be commended as this is the first book of its kind and is well overdue ... The content is excellent, well referenced and covers all of the important issues ... The layout makes the book easy to read and the inclusion of pre-reading, self-assessment of knowledge and case studies engages the reader and stimulates further study into the pathophysiology and management of obstetric emergencies. I particularly liked the chapter on sepsis." Professor Christine Kettle, University Hospital of North Staffordshire & Staffordshire University, UK Part of a case book series, this book contains 14 common pregnancy and childbirth emergency scenarios to help prepare student midwives for life in practice. Each case explores and explains the pathology, pharmacology and care principles, and uses test questions and answers to help assess learning. The practical cases link theory to practice and their grounding in reality will really help bring midwifery to life. The book also: Covers the principles, pathology and skills involved in a range of birthing scenarios Acts as a useful aide memoire when simulating managing care procedures Demonstrates the importance of inter-professional team working in problem-solving Uses tables, diagrams and textboxes throughout, which act as a useful reference point Midwifery Practice is essential reading for student midwives, medical students and paramedics and a valuable resource for health professionals pursuing postgraduate studies in high dependency/ critical care. It is also beneficial to the facilitation of maternity based OSCEs. Contributors: Sam Bharmal, Susan Brydon, Margaret Ramsay, Jane Rutherford, Andrew Sim

Qualitative Research in Midwifery and Childbirth

Phenomenological Approaches

Author: Gill Thomson,Fiona Dykes,Soo Downe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136724850

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 264

View: 3471

Qualitative research, particularly phenomenology, is increasingly popular as a method for midwifery and health-related research. These approaches enable rich and detailed explanations to be uncovered and bring experience to life. Important recommendations and practice- based implications may then be raised and debated for future use. This book brings together a range of phenomenological methods and insights into one accessible text. Illustrated with plenty of examples of successful phenomenological research, Qualitative Research in Midwifery and Childbirth keeps the focus applied to midwifery and childbirth and makes clear the links to practice throughout. The book introduces three key phenomenological approaches – descriptive, interpretive and the life world – and includes a comparative chapter which discusses the differences between these varied perspectives and methods. Each chapter focuses on how these approaches are used within midwifery research. The remaining chapters present a number of different research projects. These demonstrate how different phenomenological approaches have been used to explore and uncover experiences of childbirth and maternity as well as offering important insights into how women experience different facets of the birth experience during the antenatal, intra-partum and postnatal period. Designed for researchers and students undertaking research projects on midwifery and childbirth, this text includes contributions from a range of international and highly regarded phenomenological authors and researchers.

Baillière's Midwives' Dictionary

Author: Denise Tiran,Amanda Sullivan

Publisher: Bailliere-Tindale

ISBN: 9780702028847

Category: Medical

Page: 300

View: 1062

The 11th edition of 'Baillière's Midwives' Dictionary' has been revised to reflect the substantial new changes and development in both midwifery education and practice that have occurred since the previous edition.

Diary of a Midwife

The Power of Positive Childbearing

Author: Juliana Van Olphen-Fehr

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 221

View: 8253

Based on the author's 13 years as a nurse-midwife, this book shows how women with low-risk pregnancies can be cared for by a midwife, allowing them to take control of the birth process and to avoid costly and traumatic interventions of drugs and surgery.

Supportive Care and Midwifery

Author: Rosemary Mander

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470680164

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 9524

This book considers the broad range of support given to mothers including social, psychological and clinical. It also looks at the provision of this service and how different models have been set up internationally to fulfill this important function. It brings together the latest research findings, which examine the nature of care that is provided and consider what constitutes effective and efficient support. This aspect of care is considered a crucial part of the increasing and expanding role of the midwife. The ability of midwives to provide ongoing support throughout childbearing is one of the features of midwifery care which distinguishes it from other care providers. This is a feature which is common to the resurgence of midwifery throughout the world and therefore this text will have international appeal.

Advancing Skills in Midwifery Practice E-Book

Author: Jayne E. Marshall,Maureen D. Raynor

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042625

Category: Medical

Page: 204

View: 1586

Advancing Skills in Midwifery Practice provides a guide to continuing professional development needs and meeting the latest Post-Registration and Practice (PREP) requirements. Building on Skills for Midwifery Practice by Ruth Johnson and Wendy Taylor, this book follows a similar format already familiar to many midwives. Whilst aimed primarily at registered midwives, the principles and philosophy apply across interprofessional boundaries. Grounded in safe practice and on contemporary evidence, this book also ensures that the health and wellbeing of the mother, baby and family remain at the forefront of care. Lists underpinning practices and guidelines Rationale, including indications and contraindications of when the skill should be undertaken Procedure: how the skill is performed, evaluated and documented Professional responsibilities Key practice points References and further reading

Labour Ward Manual

Author: David T. Y. Liu

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 044310252X

Category: Medical

Page: 226

View: 3273

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Liu's Labour Ward Manual has for many years been the standard work for all personnel working on the labour ward. It gives instruction on the best application of technical procedures employed in the labour ward whilst promoting the ethos that the labouring mother and the unborn child must be the prime focus of attention. Offers a one-stop guide to all aspects of labour and birth in a hospital environment Covers everything from admittance procedures through to emergency drills and multiple births User-friendly layout with clear diagrams provide easy access to information Panel of international specialists ensure contemporary and representative content Incorporation of latest NICE and RCOG Guidelines as well as those of CNST New section on Emergency Drills Expanded segment on mental health

Myles Textbook for Midwives

Author: Jayne E. Marshall,Maureen D. Raynor

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702057452

Category: Medical

Page: 796

View: 7690

The most-popular midwifery textbook in the world! The sixteenth edition of this seminal textbook, Myles Textbook for Midwives, has been extensively revised and restructured to ensure that it reflects current midwifery practice, with an increased focus on topics that are fundamental to midwifery practice today. Well illustrated to assist visual learning Boxes highlighting significant information to aid study Introduction, Aims of the chapter and Conclusion for each chapter References, Further Reading and Useful websites to promote further learning Glossary of terms and acronyms provide simple definition of more complex terminologies Additional online resources Over 500 multiple-choice questions enable students to test their knowledge Unlabelled illustrations help reinforce learning Full image bank of illustrations to make study more visual and assist with projects. Up-to-date guidance on professional regulation, midwifery supervision, legal and ethical issues, risk management and clinical governance Recognises that midwives increasingly care for women with complex health needs, in a multicultural society Increases confidence in empowering women to make appropriate choices Looks at the dilemmas involved in caring for women with a raised body mass index Chapter on optimising care of the perineum for women with perineal trauma, including those who have experienced female genital mutilation Additional coverage of basic neonatal resuscitation, to reflect the trend for midwives to carry out the neonatal physiological examination Streamlined chapters with similar themes and content, to facilitate learning Full colour illustrations now used throughout the book, in response to student feedback.

Physiology in Childbearing

With Anatomy and Related Biosciences

Author: Dorothy Stables,Jean Rankin

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044113

Category: Medical

Page: 800

View: 1291

This ISBN is now out of print. A new edition with e-book is available under ISBN 9780702044762. The third edition of this popular textbook gives a clear, easy-to-read account of anatomy and physiology at all stages of pregnancy and childbirth. Each chapter covers normal physiology, changes to the physiology in pregnancy, and application to practice. The physiology of childbearing is placed within a total biological context, drawing on evolution, ecology, biochemistry and cell biology. Follows childbearing from preconception to postnatal care and the neonate Logical progression through the body systems Highly illustrated, with simple diagrams Emphasises links between knowledge and practice to promote clinical skills Main points summarised to aid study. Website: 10 multiple-choice questions per chapter for self-testing Downloadable illustrations, with and without labels Fully searchable.

The Midwives' Guide to Key Medical Conditions E-Book

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Author: Linda Wylie,Helen G H Bryce

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702039853

Category: Medical

Page: 188

View: 8683

The only book of its kind, this essential reference offers quick access to information on the effects medical conditions can have on pregnancy and childbirth. Coverage includes a brief overview of normal anatomy and physiology with concise, practical guidelines for managing disorders commonly seen in women of childbearing age. From mild diseases such as asthma to serious conditions such as heart lesions, this indispensable guide will help you 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 a specialist. Offers complete coverage of normal pathophysiology in both the general population and in the context of pregnancy and childbirth. Provides comprehensive midwifery management guidelines. Outlines potential consequences of disease-related complications for the fetus or neonate.

Joints and Connective Tissues

General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series

Author: Kerryn Phelps,Craig Hassed

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729582175

Category: Medical

Page: 1280

View: 3765

Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.

Medical Disorders in Pregnancy

A Manual for Midwives

Author: S. Elizabeth Robson,Jason Waugh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118712285

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 3483

The need for joint medical and midwifery care is stressed in thelatest CEMACH report, with a recommendation that contemporarymidwifery education prepares midwives for problems in pregnancy andadverse pregnancy outcome. Pre-conception care for women withmedical disorders has also been stressed. Medical Disorders in Pregnancy is one of the first texts writtenspecifically for midwives that provides an outline of commonmedical disorders that may be affected by pregnancy or which maycause pregnancy complications. For ease of use, all conditions arepresented on two page templates, and each addresses: An explanationof the condition; Standard 'Non-pregnancy' treatment;Pre-conception care; Antenatal care; Intrapartum care, andPostnatal care. The management, treatment and care by both doctorsand midwives are provided to allow a mutual understanding of eachothers roles and responsibilities.