Postnatal and Neonatal Midwifery Skills  book cover
2nd Edition

Postnatal and Neonatal Midwifery Skills

ISBN 9781138388918
Published November 6, 2020 by Routledge
92 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This pocket-sized book, presented in an easy-to-follow format, is designed as a tool for students and professionals to carry in any setting, providing a quick reference guide to supporting women and babies during the postnatal/neonatal period. Written in an accessible way, this book provides step-by-step processes for students to follow, and is ideal for professionals to share with the women and families in their care.

Table of Contents

Anatomy.  Bereavement – dealing with the loss of a baby.  Bottle feeding.  Breastfeeding.  Calculating feed requirements.  Changing stools.  Contraception.  Cord care.  Developmental care.  Discharge.  Drugs for neonates.  Emergencies.  Fluid balance.  Hand expression.  Hypoglycaemia in the newborn.  Lochia.  Neonatal examination.  Neonatal jaundice.  Neonatal screening.  Phototherapy.  Post birth care.  Postnatal examination.  Postnatal complications.  Skin to skin.  Stillbirth and neonatal death.  Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  Thermoregulation of the newborn.  Transient tachypnoea of the newborn.  General abbreviations.  Support groups

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Alison Edwards is a Senior Midwifery Lecturer and Programme Director for the Shortened Midwifery programme at the University of Birmingham, UK. Alison has been a nurse and midwife for over 32 years, progressing through a BSc and Masters’ degree during that time. Current projects involve the development of virtual teaching tools including the use of avatars simulating labour scenarios, and escape room technology.