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The Midwives Guide to Key Medical Conditions

Churchill Livingstone Title
ISBN: 978-0-7020-5570-6

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The Midwives' Guide to Key Medical Conditions, 2nd Edition

Pregnancy and Childbirth

By Linda Wylie, BA MN RGN RM RMT and Helen G H Bryce, BSc RN RM ADM MTD

280 pages
Trim Size 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
Copyright 2016
$59.95, Paperback, Reference

 


Description

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.

Key Features

    • 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

New to this Edition

  • Risk management and the use of pathways of care
  • Management of obesity
  • Sepsis and infectious diseases
  • Additional pre-existing chronic disorders

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Author Information

By Linda Wylie, BA MN RGN RM RMT, Associate Lecturer, School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery, University of the West of Scotland, UK and Helen G H Bryce, BSc RN RM ADM MTD, Retired Lecturer, School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery, University of the West of Scotland, UK

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