- This new edition follows the Q&A format that has made the series so popular for its practical, clinical approach.
- It will serve as a quick referral guide for newly qualified midwives and be an aide memoire in practice settings.
- The design will enable readers to easily access the information in a format which is easy to read.
- It presents current guidelines and best evidence.
Final year student midwives have a plethora of activities and assessments to be able to complete their diploma/degree courses and qualify as midwives. Following the commencement of their first employment they have to meet various Trust requirements and complete a number of key activities to orientate to their new role. This is an intensive time of study and adjustment to new roles so a text which could support these processes will be invaluable.
This book could also be used by Senior Student Midwives to prepare them for qualifying as midwives and is insightful of what they will be expected to achieve during their first year of registration.
Table of contents
Role of the Midwife
Supervision of Midwifery
Reflection on practice
Developing and Enhancing Clinical Midwifery Skills
Care of epidurals, epidural top ups
Moving and handling in midwifery practice
Care of woman following a lower segment caesarean section
Dealing with Challenging Situations
Supporting women from a range of ethnic groups
Dealing with the Unexpected
Promoting Normality in Midwifery
One to one midwifery
The Birth plan
Positions in labour
Support on labour
Role of partner
Creating the right environment
'I found the book extremely informative and believe it would be suitable to use from the beginning of training through to qualification and beyond.' - Gill Gosling.
‘This is a book that can be referred to by the student midwife and qualified midwife. It is ideal to keep in a bag to refer to if needed during a quiet-moment in clinical practice. I wish it had been around for me!' - Samantha Faulkner, Midwifery Lecturer, Birmingham City University.