This text provides clear, easy-to-read guidance on more than 110 skills for midwifery students and midwives seeking to update their practice.
Underpinned with the most recent evidence-based practice and research, the second edition walks the reader through general and basic skills in a sequential and logical manner, following a woman's journey through pregnancy, labour and birth, and postnatal care.
With a focus on the performance of midwifery skills rather than on the theory of midwifery practice, Skills for Midwifery Practice Australia and New Zealand 2nd edition is an indispensable text to which students will return to again and again.
- Endorsed by the Australian College of Midwives
- Step-by-step instructions for each skill
- Images and diagrams to aid understanding
- A woman-centred approach and cultural considerations throughout
- Models of midwifery care (Continuity of Care and Lead Maternity Carer's Model)
- Australian/NZ specific guidelines, policies, statistics, terminology and medication administration guidelines
- An eBook included in all print purchases
PART 1: GENERAL SKILLS Section 1: Principles of infection control Section 2: Vital signs Section 3: Screening and Testing Section 4: Principles of elimination management Section 5: Principles of drug administration Section 6: Skills for supporting antenatal wellbeing Section 7: Skills for preparing women for labour, birth and early parenting PART 2: WORKING WITH THE WOMAN AND BABY DURING LABOUR AND BIRTH Section 8: Monitoring well-being in early labour Section 9: Monitoring well-being in established labour Section 10: Monitoring wellbeing during the expulsive phase Section 11: Monitoring wellbeing during and after the third stage PART 3: WORKING WITH THE WOMAN AND BABY AFTER BIRTH Section 12: Skills for optimising the woman's and baby's physiological wellbeing Section 13: Skills for supporting the woman to feed her baby PART 4: CARE OF SELF AND OTHERES Section 14: Skills for working safely
RN, RM, PhD
National Program Manager, ANFPP
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health
Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga), NSW,
RN, RM, PhD
Associate Professor of Midwifery
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Edith Cowan University, WA, Australia