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Title:
A midwife's handbook
Author:
Sinclair, Constance.
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Publication Information:
St. Louis, Mo. : Saunders, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xx, 620 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780721681689
Format :
Book

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Summary

A Midwife's Handbook is designed to provide nurse midwives with quick access to important clinical information. Within each chapter, topics are arranged alphabetically to further ease the access of the information. The overall objective of this handbook is to provide information for the practitioner that is detailed, generally has not been memorized, or that discusses issues which are encountered infrequently enough that a quick review of the details is helpful when the situation arises. Nurse-midwifery management guidelines are included throughout, such as when to manage independently or when to consult with the physician. This outstanding new resource will also integrate alternative and complementary therapies along with key medical information specific to midwifery practice to provide practitioners with the complete care alternatives. Provides nurse midwives quick access to important clinical information that is detailed, generally has not been memorized, or that discusses issues which are encountered infrequently enough that a quick review of the details is helpful when the situation arises. Consistent presentation in each chapter begins with a brief definition of the problem, diagnostic tests and labs, differential diagnosis where appropriate, and concludes with a decision-making tree to assist in the decision making process. Nurse-midwifery management guidelines are included throughout to provide the practitioner with important information such as when to manage independently or when to consult with the physician. UNIQUE! Integrates alternative and complementary therapies along with key medical information specific to midwifery practice to provide practitioners with complete care alternatives.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Normal Pregnancy
Chapter 2 Complications of Pregnancy and their Management
Chapter 3 The Intrapartum Period and its Management
Chapter 4 The Puerperium
Chapter 5 The Newborn
Chapter 6 Infant Feeding
Chapter 7 Medical and Surgical Conditions and Considerations for Pregnancy
Chapter 8 Gynecologic Conditions and their Impact on Pregnancy and Contraception
Chapter 9 Contraception
Chapter 10 Menopause
Chapter 11 Complementary Measures
Appendix