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Nurses and midwives have a professional responsibility to keep up-to-date with current research impacting on their clinical practice. They require the skills and knowledge to read and understand research reports, evaluate the quality of the research, synthesize different research studies, apply the most appropriate findings into their clinical practice, and be able to evaluate its effectiveness. This book presents a unique approach to teaching the principles of health research using practical case studies throughout with which students can identify and engage. The book will cover core concepts and principles including: What evidence is and why understanding research is vital; Finding reliable sources of evidence; The nature of the research process; Understanding quantitative and qualitative research; Ethical considerations; and Using research to guide clinical practice. Throughout the book activities, summaries and review questions will help ground theory into real life scenarios, highlighting how evidence-based practice can be applied in every aspect of nursing care.
The second edition of Emergencies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology provides a practical and accessible guide to all emergency situations encountered in obstetrics and gynaecology, from the immediately life-threatening to the smaller but urgent problems that may arise. Designed around the symptoms and signs with which the patient presents to the hospital, this handbook explains how to arrive at a differential diagnosis and how to prevent, manage, or treat an emergency. The 'Obstetric emergencies' section covers topics from early pregnancy through to post-delivery complications, whilst the 'Gynaecologic emergencies' section addresses those issues that could potentially pose a threat to a women's fertility or even her life. Addressing new topics on issues that have become more prevalent, such as substance misuse in pregnancy, and violence against women and children, the second edition of Emergencies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is an essential read. A new topic on 'preoperative assessment' outlines how to manage consent, the risks, benefits, and what the patient should expect.
Postnatal Depression and Maternal Mental Health: a handbook for frontline caregivers working with women with perinatal mental health difficulties is an accessible handbook that is intended to support midwives, health visitors, community workers and frontline healthcare providers in their detection and assessment of postnatal depression and maternal mental health. Midwives, health visitors, community workers and frontline healthcare providers for pregnant women, and mothers and babies in the first postnatal year, need better information on the kinds of help that women need, and resources they can use to support discussions about difficult and complex feelings. It will provide readers with a good understanding of postnatal depression and the range of perinatal mental health difficulties they may come across in universal services for mental illness in pregnant and postnatal women, and will support them in their detection and assessment of these difficulties in the women on their caseload.This handbook will enable you to:Identify and assess postnatal depression in mothers and then facilitate difficult conversations with sensitivit.Address key learning objectives to progress with CPD accreditation, such as national guidelines and good practice guidance for health providers. Look at new and improved ways of communicating with women with postnatal depression, with a focus on offering support to mothers and babies at an early stage, before intervention is required.
Since publication of the first edition of this book, new treatments have become available in acute intervention for stroke and new evidence has been uncovered regarding prevention and neurorehabilitation. Designed for the entire team at any stroke center, including physicians, nurses, therapists, and administrators, The Stroke Center Handbook: Organizing Care for Better Outcomes, Second Edition delivers a timely update of the latest developments in this critical area. Exploring best practice management protocols, the content covers initial presentation, rapid response and emergency interventions, clinical and administrative procedures, and neuro-critical care. Highlights of the second edition include: The significant contribution of telemedicine to stroke treatment Improved organization of EMS systems to route patients directly to stroke centers New devices available for intra-arterial thrombectomy The impact of CT and MR perfusion and angiography on case selection for advanced therapy New pharmaceutical therapies for the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation Advances in stroke rehabilitation techniques The authors of the book are pioneers in developing stroke centers and regional networks that have provided diagnosis and treatment to thousands of patients. Their expertise enables practitioners to establish and efficiently manage a facility and to participate more effectively as part of a multidisciplinary care team-providing stroke victims with the best possible outcome.
Essential Midwifery Practice: Postnatal Care summarises the important developments in postnatal care in relation to recent policy and guidance and relates the recommendations to midwifery practice in a clear and easily understood manner. With contributions from experts in the field, this practical text provides a resource for postnatal service provision in both hospital and community, offering a framework to assist midwives understand the background to care. With a focus on a woman and family centred philosophy, and community engagement models of care, this text explores issues including clinical care within the postnatal period, transition into parenthood, empowering parents, morbidity and postnatal care, the healthy newborn, and engaging vulnerable women and families. Essential Midwifery Practice: Postnatal Care forms part of a series of books that succinctly address the needs of practising midwives on a number of contemporary issues. Includes up to date information on recent policy, including NICE guidelines Written by respected experts in the field Focused on women and family centered care For both hospital and community midwives
Nurses and midwives, both qualified and in training, have a lively interest in how their professions have developed. A stimulating collection of research-based essays, this book explores and compares the distinct histories of nursing and midwifery in Britain from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the modern day.
Myles Textbook for Midwives is the world's best-selling midwifery textbook, now in its 16th edition, with sales to 75 countries and with a large and growing market for the International Edition in Asia. Retaining the clear, accessible writing style that so readily characterised the success of earlier editions, Myles Textbook for Midwives 16th edition continues to offer an exceptionally clear explanation of the relevant anatomy and physiology relating to pregnancy and childbirth as well as comprehensive coverage of the other associated topics which range from antenatal education for birth and parenting to the effective management of midwifery and obstetric emergencies. Prepared by editors of international renown, the 16th edition has been fully updated to include the latest guidance on professional regulation, midwifery supervision, legal and ethical issues, risk management and clinical governance. Completely new chapters - many written by authors from the multi-professional team - cover obesity, perineal trauma (including care of the woman who has undergone FGM), the neonatal physiological examination and neonatal life support. Now published for the first time in full colour, Myles Textbook for Midwives 16th edition also comes with Elsevier EVOLVE ancillaries - an exciting online learning package consisting of 500 self-assessment questions and answers and a fully downloadable image bank. Designed to enable midwifery practitioners to provide safe and competent care, which is tailored to the patient's individual needs Extensively illustrated to assist visual learning with additional 'pull out' textboxes to highlight key information Streamlined chapters with similar themes and approach help consolidate learning Reflects all modern midwifery curricula by presenting a strong emphasis on evidenced-based practice and the use of technology Over 500 on-line multiple-choice questions to enable readers to test their knowledge Offers a full image bank of downloadable illustrations to assist with personal projects and/or further learning References, Further Reading and Useful Websites promote further learning Glossary of Terms and Acronyms provide simple definitions of more complex terminologies Full colour illustrations now used throughout the book, in response to student feedback Contains many new chapters, some of which are authored by members of the multi-professional team Up-to-date guidance on professional regulation, midwifery supervision, legal and ethical issues, risk management and clinical governance Recognition that midwives increasingly care for women with complex health needs, in a multicultural society Examination of 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 Guidance to support the trend for midwives to undertake the neonatal physical examination of the healthy term infant Additional coverage of basic neonatal resuscitation
Evidence based practice is now widely accepted as a fundamental tenet of midwifery. The importance of evidence in defining midwifery policy and practice in the UK health system, and others, is acknowledged and enduring. While the development and evaluation of research in midwifery is well charted, the question of how such evidence is incorporated into practice has, to date, received less attention and discussion in the midwifery profession. Answering this need, Evidence Based Midwifery focuses on the dissemination and use of evidence for midwifery practice, and explores midwives' experiences in using the evidence base to inform policy and enhance clinical practice. Written by a highly-regarded and diverse group from the UK and international midwifery community, Evidence Based Midwifery addresses issues of relevance to all midwives whether clinical practitioners or educators, students or supervisors, researchers or managers. Issues that influence evidence based midwifery are discussed, and topics covered include problem based learning, implementation of evidence based guidelines and the involvement of service users.* Edited by founder members of the Evidence Based Midwifery Network* International collaboration with contributions from the UK, Greece, Canada and the Netherlands* Primary focus on the incorporation of evidence into midwifery practice* Real-life examples throughout
A Pocket Guide for Student Midwives is an accessible, portable book offering student midwives everything they need to grasp the key elements of midwifery language, knowledge and skills.
The new edition of this useful aide-memoire is divided into two parts. The first includes relevant terms, abbreviations and definitions. The second part is a quick A-Z reference guide to common conditions, procedures, emergency situations, and supporting information, enhanced by visual material to aid comprehension of normality and anomalies. The innovative action flow charts enable rapid access to information that logically guides the reader through procedures in potentially life-threatening situations, in both home and hospital settings.
A Pocket Guide for Student Midwives is essential reading for the new non-nurse student midwife, the experienced nurse entering the midwifery profession, and senior student midwives.
Competencies for Advanced Nursing Practice is the first and definitive book to deliver guidance for practitioners working to be recognized for their advanced nursing practice. Written by experienced academics and advanced nurse practitioners from a variety of clinical backgrounds, this handbook will support nurses on their journey towards advanced nursing practice and provide detailed information on achieving the competencies within each of the seven domains outlined in the RCN and the NMC's proposed Standards of Proficiency for Advanced Nurse Practitioners: the nurse-patient relationship; respecting culture and diversity; management of patient health/illness status; the education function; professional role; managing and negotiating health care delivery systems; and monitoring and ensuring the quality of health care practice. The text concludes with a section on how practice can be recorded and used in the portfolioing and accreditation process, how to collect and record evidence and how nurses can be supported and facilitated through this process. Aimed at the professional nurse working towards an advanced level of practice, the nurse already practising at this level and seeking accreditation and also the student and newly qualified nurse giving early consideration to their future career, this book offers clear and user-friendly guidance for anybody wishing to undertake this standard of nursing practice.
Think like a nurse' with the 2nd Edition of this AJN Book-of-the-Year Award winner. It offers the perfect balance of maternal and child nursing care with the right depth and breadth of coverage for students in today's maternity/pediatric courses. And, it's accompanied by The Women's Health Companion, a complete guide to the role of the nurse in promoting women's health. A unique emphasis on optimizing outcomes, evidence-based practice, and research supports the goal of caring for women, families and children, not only in traditional hospital settings, but also wherever they live, work, study, or play. Clear, concise, and easy to follow, the content is organized around four major themes, holistic care, critical thinking, validating practice, and tools for care that help students to learn and apply the material. Don't miss the Plus Code, inside new, printed texts. It unlocks the resources online at DavisPlus, including Davis Digital Version, your complete text online, and an Electronic Study Guide with learning tools and clinical resources.
Prepare your students for safe and effective maternity and pediatric nursing practice. This updated 3rd Edition of Ricci, Kyle, and Carman's unique combination book helps students develop an understanding of the health needs of women and children, and empowers them to guide women and their children toward higher levels of wellness throughout the life cycle. KEY FEATURES Updated Threaded Case Studies in every chapter give students an opportunity to apply concepts to real-life scenarios. New Bringing It All Together sections draw content from multiple chapters to develop students' skills in critical thinking, prioritizing, and clinical decision making. New Cases begin at the end of each chapter and unfold online, providing extended opportunities for students to connect learning to practice. New! Concept Mastery Alerts improve students' understanding of potentially confusing topics as identified by Lippincott's Adaptive Learning Powered by PrepU. Evidence-based Research boxes provide the latest information on best practices in nursing and inspire students to implement EBR interventions. This leading content is also incorporated into Lippincott CoursePoint+ , a dynamic learning solution that integrates this book's curriculum, adaptive learning tools, virtual simulations, real-time data reporting, and the latest evidence-based practice content together into one powerful student learning solution. Lippincott CoursePoint+ improves the nursing students' critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to prepare them for practice. Learn more at www.NursingEducationSuccess.com/CoursePoint. Also available to support your students' learning: Study Guide for Maternity and Pediatric Nursing, 4th Edition This hands-on guide helps students master essential information, build critical-thinking skills, and prepare for the NCLEX exam through a variety of exercises, case studies, and NCLEX-style questions.
AWHONN's Core Curriculum for Maternal-Newborn Nursing, 5th Edition provides the most up-to-date, accurate information available on today's maternal-newborn nursing practice. Its concise outline format covers concepts of reproduction, fetal development, normal pregnancy, intrapartum and postpartum periods, the normal newborn, complications in the mother and newborn, and ethical issues. With a fresh focus on patient safety and revised case studies, this clinical guide and certification prep tool features AWHONN-endorsed content for the practice of maternal-newborn nursing. AWHONN-endorsed content makes this the definitive resource in preparing for current practice and specialty nursing certification examinations. Coverage of the full scope of maternal-newborn nursing practice addresses topics, such as: families; ethics; legal issues; research, case management; genetics; and the transition to home and parenthood. Bulleted outline format allows for quick review and reference of key information on the management of pregnant women and their newborns through all stages of care. NEW! Focus on patient safety draws attention to developing competencies related to safe nursing practice. NEW! Content on medication safety, including high alert medications, emphasizes critical drug information that must be considered to provide safe patient care. UPDATED! Extensively revised case studies and review questions reflect the realities of practice and provide testing for certification examinations with realistic patient scenarios. EXPANDED! Updated content throughout gives you the most current practice guidelines to promote quality care.
Good teamwork ensures the close collaboration and coordination between professional groups and across disciplinary boundaries. This is particularly important in healthcare centres and clinics admitting complicated patient cases, but contrary to what many healthcare organisations seem to believe, effective teamwork does not happen automatically. It needs to be successfully trained and practiced. Teamwork in Medical Rehabilitation provides a guide to efficient teamwork in professional healthcare. Showcasing the practice of medical rehabilitation in Sweden, the book describes how to create, develop, nourish and organise a team. Medical rehabilitation in Sweden is a discipline filled by not only doctors and nurses, but also physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, speech therapists and dieticians. Using these multi-professional teams as clinical case studies, the book contains many practical examples from different rehabilitation care areas. This book will prove to be invaluable to healthcare professionals and students as effective collaboration is essential to good clinical outcomes. Managers will also find this a worthy read thanks to its understanding of how working conditions affect good teamwork.
The complete textbook on complementary therapies in maternity care, this book addresses how midwives and other birth professionals can use or advise on complementary therapies for pregnant, labouring and new mothers. Almost 90% of women may be using complementary therapies during pregnancy and birth, and increasingly midwives and doulas incorporate therapies into their care of women, so it is vital that they and other professionals in the maternity care field are aware of safe and appropriate use based on contemporary evidence. Therapies covered include acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, yoga, massage and hypnosis. This complete guide to complementary therapies in pregnancy and childbirth covers safety, effectiveness, evidence, benefits and risks, legal, ethical and professional issues based on accurate and up-to-date research.
Prepared by editors of international renown, the latest edition of Fetal Monitoring in Practice has been fully updated throughout and now presents the latest information in colour! Retaining the features that characterised the success of previous editions - an accessible writing style, basic CTG interpretation, use of correct terminology, common pitfalls associated with equipment usage, underlying pathophysiology, clinical trial data and relevant clinical scenarios - new features include an expanded author team to provide an international perspective, the latest guidelines from NICE and FIGO, new and expanded information on clinical assessment and medical litigation, and a new chapter on competency testing in CTG interpretation prior to practice. Clear and friendly writing style makes a potentially challenging subject straightforward and accessible Explains the correct use of terminology to help ensure safe and accurate communication Emphasizes the importance of using monitoring techniques within the context of detailed clinical assessment Explains the basics of interpretation including the influence of drugs used for pain relief Explains common pitfalls associated with equipment usage and provides practical advice on how to avoid them Explains the underlying pathophysiology associated with abnormal changes seen on the CTG Explains and contextualizes relevant clinical trial data Clinical scenarios demonstrate common presentations such as breech birth, twin pregnancies, brow presentation, hypertension, and eclampsia Real CTG traces demonstrate more complex presentations such as prolonged deceleration, placental abruption, and fetal bleeding Perfect for candidates undertaking the Advanced Training Skills?Module of the RCOGs 'Advanced Labour Ward Practice' Incorporates the latest guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Expanded author team provides an international perspective Includes new and expanded information on clinical assessment, complications including infection, anaemia and bleeding and medical litigation, Contains a new chapter on competency testing in CTG interpretation prior to practice
"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, UKPart 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 scenariosActs as a useful aide memoire when simulating managing care proceduresDemonstrates the importance of inter-professional team working in problem-solvingUses 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
The second edition of this successful text is an essential and
accessible guide to legal aspects of midwifery for all midwife
supervisors, midwives, and midwifery students. Midwives will find
this book provides them with the knowledge and understanding they
require to make sense of the legal principles that affect their
day-to-day work and allay their anxieties, encouraging them to
extend and develop their practice safely and with confidence.
The role of the community midwife differs dramatically from that of
a hospital based practitioner but many midwifes entering this area
of practice may not feel well equipped for this diverse experience.
Community Midwifery Practice is the first text specifically
tailored to meet the needs of community midwives, providing a
practical, skills-based guide to improving and underpinning their
day-to-day practice with an emphasis on 'normal' birth and the
importance of developing relationships with the women they are
charged with helping.
TWO BOOKS IN ONE! Course review now. NCLEX (R)-prep later. Follows the new NCLEX-RN (R) 2016 Test Plan Assure your mastery of maternal and newborn nursing knowledge while honing your critical-thinking and test-taking skills. An easy-to-follow format parallels the content of your course, topic by topic, resulting in maternal and newborn content made manageable. The 3rd Edition of this popular resource features approximately 1,300 multiple-choice and alternate-format questions that reflect the latest advances in maternal-newborn nursing and the latest NCLEX-RN (R) test plan. Rationales for both correct and incorrect answers as well as test-taking tips help you critically analyze the question types. You'll also find a wealth of alternate-format questions, including fill in the blank and select all that apply (SATA).
"This book is easy to read and has relevant content for student midwives, with inclusion of reflective activities which are clear and appropriate. I particularly like the vignette's which are relevant and explore the challenges that midwives face. The script-like format of these adds a further layer to the narratives, and the inclusion of non-verbal communication as well is excellent. This will be an essential text for all student midwives." Mary Beadle, Midwifery Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull, UK"Communication Skills for Midwives is a unique book that focuses not only on fundamental communication issues, but goes much further by including the many difficult and tricky issues experienced within contemporary midwifery practice. This much needed text provides detailed and comprehensive information which is reinforced by illustrations, vignettes and activities that engage the reader from the beginning. This is an excellent resource for students, practitioners and educators." Nicky Clark, Lead Midwife for Education, University of Hull, UK "This book covers many poignant examples of difficult and challenging communication that midwives face in everyday practice ... It covers both every day aspects of care such as facilitating choice and less common experiences like responding to domestic violence ... This book is unique and would be good bedtime reading for any midwife!" Tandy Deane-Grey, Senior Midwifery Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire, UK "This comprehensive and reader friendly text ... utilises a variety of strategies to aid understanding and application to practice. Each chapter has clear aims to address a challenging situation that readers will readily identify with and provides an excellent mix of vignettes, reflective activities, text and diagrams to support the development of knowledge and skills ..." Heather Passmore, Senior Lecturer, UCS, UKThis is the first book on communication skills to explore the more challenging contexts and circumstances that midwives encounter in practice. As these occur infrequently and often unexpectedly in the daily practice of many midwives, they may find it difficult to communicate effectively to alleviate the situation. Knowing what to say and how to say it is part of this dilemma.The book uses case vignettes, reflective questions, illustrations, tools and techniques to provide the evidence base needed to cope effectively in a range of situations by offering support to enhance your communication skills.Communication Skills for Midwives explores challenges relating to: Negotiating with others within inter-professional and inter-agency teams Working with minority groupsBreaking significant news when labour threatens the life of a baby Telling parents that their baby has an abnormalityCoping with loss and bereavement Addressing issues of domestic abuse Importantly the book provides information on how thoughts and feelings may be expressed both through body language and in words. Taking a practical and problem solving approach, the book will help you to enhance your learning and improve interaction with your colleagues, the women you care for and their families.
Safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children is a statutory duty for all nurses and midwives. This book helps equip student nurses and midwives with the confidence, knowledge and skills needed for working with families to support and protect children. It covers the full spectrum of safeguarding work, from professional issues such as boundaries and confidentiality through to attachment and communication.
-A clear explanation of the policy and key theories informing safeguarding work. -Consideration of the common challenges you are likely to face, such as vulnerability in pregnancy, domestic violence and parenting capacity. -Reflective activities and case histories which help you to develop and enhance your own practice.
The book also considers multi-agency working and includes important coverage on professional issues like boundaries, confidentiality, referral and accountability. Written with clarity and accuracy, the authors have produced an important resource suitable for any nurse or midwife preparing to work with children and families.
Intrapartum care has undergone profound changes over the past fifty years. Essential Midwifery Practice: Intrapartum Care takes a broad sweep to examine these changes and their intersection with midwifery, in particular their impact on the midwife's role during labour and birth. It is an invaluable guide for all midwives. Essential Midwifery Practice: Intrapartum Care addresses a wide range of topics including the evolution of intrapartum care, debates about knowledge, and childbirth education. It looks at birth environments, labour rhythms, working with pain, normal birth, unusual labours, and complementary therapies. Written by key experts and providing guidance on best practice, this unique and diverse text will bring readers up-to-date with the latest research and reflection in their specialist fields. Written by key experts in their respective fields coming together for the first time Provides comprehensive examination of normal birth practice Evidence-based, bringing you up-to-date with the latest research
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