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Skills for Midwifery Practice, 5E

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ISBN: 9780702081910

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Skills for Midwifery Practice, 5E , 5th Edition

By Ruth Bowen, BA(Hons) RGN RM and Wendy Taylor, BSc (Hons) MSc RN RM

384 pages
Trim Size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2022
$65.99, Paperback, Reference

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Skills for Midwifery Practice is the go-to book for all midwifery students who need to learn what to do in a range of situations, how to perform a skill, and why they need to do it in a certain way.

Written by midwifery educators Ruth Johnson and Wendy Taylor, the book makes learning easy with background information, learning outcomes, helpful diagrams and lists to represent the skill flow. It explains the underlying physiology associated with pregnancy and childbirth, and clearly defines the nature and extent of current practice.

This version is fully updated and referenced throughout to provide a detailed evidence base to support learning and further study. It is ideal for midwives in training, qualified midwives returning to practice, as well as other members of the obstetric healthcare team.

Key Features

  • Clear and logical – easy to follow and understand for training midwives
  • Accurate, up-to-date evidence base that is relevant to contemporary midwifery practice
  • Each skill contextualized with background, indications and contraindications to support both clinical practice and study
  • Learning objectives and end-of-chapter self-assessment exercises allow readers to monitor their progress

New to this edition

  • Latest guidelines and standards
  • New information on resuscitation and other emergencies
  • Now in full color throughout
  • Expanded chapter on the use of standard precautions in light of the global pandemic
  • Developed discussion of alternative feeding methods

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By Ruth Bowen, BA(Hons) RGN RM, Supervisor of Midwives Formerly Senior Lecturer Midwifery, University of Hertfordshire, now Clinical Midwife in the UK and Wendy Taylor, BSc (Hons) MSc RN RM, Formerly Senior Lecturer Midwifery, University of Hertfordshire, now Clinical Midwifery Educator in Whangarei, New Zealand

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