Description : Fundamentals of Midwifery: A Textbook for Students makes the subject of midwifery accessible, informative and motivating, ensuring that it is an essential text for the aspiring midwife! This resource brings together knowledge from a collection of clinical experts and experienced academics to support your learning and prepare you for the challenges faced in contemporary midwifery healthcare. It presents you with the ‘must-have’ information that you need concerning both the theoretical and practical aspects of what it means to be a midwife. With extensive full colour illustrations throughout, as well as activities and scenarios, this user-friendly textbook will support you throughout your entire education programme. Fundamentals of Midwifery is essential reading for all pre-registration student midwives, as well as newly qualified midwives. KEY FEATURES: • Broad and comprehensive in scope, with chapters on: team working; antenatal care, intrapartum and postnatal care; infant feeding; public health and health promotion; perinatal mental health; complementary therapies; pharmacology and medicines management; and emergencies. • Interactive and student-friendly in approach, with activities throughout. • Brings together professional and clinical topics in one user-friendly book. • Ties in with the latest NMC Standards for pre-registration midwifery education. • Supported by an online resource centre featuring interactive multiple-choice questions, additional scenarios and activities, and links to further reading.
Description : Meant for undergraduate nursing students, this book is designed to reorient and widen the students’ knowledge and skills in rendering nursing care to normal and high-risk pregnant women in hospitals and community settings. The book is in concise format, and it will be of immense help to the students in their preparation for university examinations. Compliance with INC prescribed syllabus in entirety Text in concise format, which is easier to memorise, retain and revise Nursing management of typical conditions drafted in easy-to-understand concise format Line drawings instead of halftones to facilitate easy reproduction in exams Clear, accurate illustrations for better understanding of the complex concepts More than 450 multiple choice questions to help in quick recapitulation of key points Exam-oriented sample questions at the end of each chapter
Description : Fully revised and updated to include the most up-to-date guidelines, references and resources, this new edition of the bestselling Oxford Handbook of Midwifery provides a concise and logical approach to midwifery practice in all its varied care settings. Giving a complete picture of the role of the midwife, the handbook reflects the mother's journey through conception, pregnancy and birth to the final postnatal examination of mother and baby. This new edition includes recent advances in midwifery practice including developments in antenatal care, labour, postnatal care and infant feeding. The content is systematically structured to enable quick navigation and ensure the relevant information is at your fingertips whenever you need it. The handbook covers the vast majority of situations encountered in the many broad and varied settings of midwifery practice, from the normal, low-risk care of the mother and neonate, through to the more complex areas of working alongside obstetric or paediatric colleagues in high-risk pregnancy and birth situations. It provides all the information you will need to assist you when participating in complex care with confidence. With a wealth of references, recommendations, and guidance from the authors' many years of experience this handbook will help you achieve the best possible results for your patients. The fundamentals of midwifery are divided into seven main sections, covering antenatal care; normal labour and birth; complicated labour and birth; postnatal care; family planning; care of the newborn; and infant feeding. It also gives information rarely covered in standard midwifery texts, including sexual health, complementary therapies, common blood values, investigations, and midwifery emergencies. Key interventions are laid out as algorithms to aid quick assimilation of the crucial facts. Written by practising midwives, and checked by subject experts, you can trust this handbook to have the latest and best information you need. Presented in concise and easily readable style, the book is laid out with clear headings, and key facts listed in bullet points. Pocket-sized, with sturdy plastic covers, the Oxford Handbook of Midwifery is a unique and invaluable companion for students, practising midwives, educators, and anyone who needs to understand the challenging and rewarding work of midwifery.
Description : Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery 2e is the seminal person-centred nursing text for Australian and New Zealand students. It is designed to introduce students to the why,, as well as the how,,by focusing not only on the patient,,s physical healthcare needs, but also on the intellectual, emotional, sociocultural and spiritual aspects of care. In this way, students learn to be holistic carers while acquiring the foundational knowledge, procedures and skills required for registration and successful nursing practice. The second edition features progressive case studies, updated content on nursing informatics and IELTS (the International English Language Testing System), new coverage of mental health and mental illness, discussion on the ISBAR handover tool as a format for structured handover communication, and in-text references to the companion publication, Checklists for Clinical Nursing Skills, by Sparkes, Bassett and Jacob.
Description : The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is essential reading for all student midwives. Now updated to include the latest 2012 NMC Midwifery Rules and Standards and a brand new chapter on the midwife and public health, this comprehensive resource provides a wide range of need-to-know information for student midwives, including: Effective communication and documentation Confidentiality Interdisciplinary working The fundamentals of antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care Assessment and examination of the new-born baby Medicines Public health Clinical decision-making Evidence-based practice With case studies, words of wisdom from current midwives and a range of activities and self-test questions throughout – making it easy to learn and understand key concepts – The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is the ideal companion for students throughout their course.
Description : 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, synthesise different research studies, apply the most appropriate findings to 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 with which students can identify and engage. The book covers 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 - using research to guide clinical practice. Throughout the book, activities, summaries and review questions help ground theory in real life scenarios, highlighting how evidence-based practice can be applied in every aspect of nursing care. 'The text is highly readable while achieving the aim of familiarising the reader with the language of, and process for, doing research. It is logically organised and ... guides reader learning using a variety of techniques that reinforce [the] information presented and challenge thinking.' Karen Francis, Professor of Nursing and Head of Nursing, University of Tasmania
Description : Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery is an introductory-level textbook designed specifically to meet the needs of undergraduate Australian and New Zealand nursing students. This comprehensive resource provides a detailed overview of key information with person-centered care highlighted throughout to provide a focus on the individualistic, interactive, and holistic nature of nursing and midwifery care. The approach introduces students to the why as well as the how by focusing not only on the patients physical healthcare needs, but also on the intellectual, emotional, sociocultural, and spiritual aspects of care. In this way, students learn to be holistic care givers while acquiring the foundational knowledge, procedures, and skills required for registration and successful nursing practice. The thoroughly revised and updated third edition includes progressive case studies, updated content on nursing informatics and IELTS (the International English Language Testing System), expanded coverage of mental health and mental illness, discussion on the ISBAR handover tool as a format for structured handover communication, and in-text references to the companion publication, Checklists for Clinical Nursing Skills, by Sparkes, Bassett, and Jacob. Key Features Include: -A�holistic person-centred approach to care that provides a framework that encourages the reader to maintain a central focus on the person as the recipient of care -Clearly outlined�key clinical skills with procedures explained step by step including full-colour photographs -Reflective practice and clinical reasoning introduced and explained within the framework of the Thoughtful Practice model -Short clinical scenarios, and critical thinking questions that encourage the reader to stop, reflect and analyse the text discussion -Australian and New Zealand cultural and legislative references -Information on Nursing Informatics that helps prepare students for the modern care environment thePoint online resources for students and instructors -NEW! Content mapped to new registered nurse standards -A wide array of resources for students and instructors, including Watch and Learn videos, Practice and Learn videos, Concepts in Action animations, quizzes, discussion topics and answers, journal articles and PowerPoint presentations -prepU for Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery, Third Edition, is an online adaptive quizzing engine that helps students to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses and enables instructors to assess student and class progress
Description : 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
Description : PrepU for Hill's Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery, 3rd edition uses a formative and individualized approach to help students master their nursing fundamentals course. The adaptive quizzing engine provides students with personalized quizzes that help each student learn based on demonstrated mastery, while giving instructors a window into students and class-wide misconceptions, strengths, and weaknesses. The new edition has been fully updated in conjunction with the main text. Users will find thousands of questions written at the Application and Analysis levels and hundreds of alternate-format items.