An ideal text for medical and health professions education programs that are shortening and condensing their coverage of embryology. It combines descriptions with over 400 full-color illustrations, taken from the "Langman's Medical Embryology".
A practical guide for the exercise instructor needing a better understanding of postnatal fitness requirements. This second edition includes 36 new exercises, including the use of the swiss ball, resistance bands and roller, plus new references to bodypump, pilates and yoga.
Written in the same format as the successful Griffith's "Instructions for Patients" and Schmitt's "Instructions for Pediatric Patients". This book provides coverage of the developments in diagnostics, treatments, medications, nutrition, and other aspects in management of the disorders and diseases.
Part of the "Crash Course" series, this book focuses on the essential information students need to know about the endocrine and reproductive systems. It is illustrated with accessible text and uses features such as Hints and Tips and Clinical Sketches to make the content easy to absorb and remember.
Building upon resources developed during the author's specialist training for RANZCOG qualifications, this title provides a summary of important and essential information needed in Women's Health. It offers an easy-to-read reference that is suitable for daily use in a busy ward, clinic or surgery.
Discusses issues relating to educating midwives and students, and makes suggestions for course content. This book explores the role of others in giving spiritual care and how the midwife fits in to these patterns of care. The conclusion of this book provides a resource for potential future research questions.
Intended to help women assess their individual needs in order to make informed choices on the care they receive. This title explores care of the mother and baby in antenatal preparation through to labour and the birth itself, offering reassuring, sensible advice.
The issue of whether women should have the choice of eating and drinking whilst in labour is a contentious one. It is very difficult for practising midwives and other practitioners in maternity care to help women make an informed decision in this regard. This book has been written to aid students and practitioners in dealing with this issue.
Birth centres are midwifery's answer to the increasing medicalisation of maternity care. This book discusses the issues surrounding birth centres in England, the Edgware Birth Centre as a well-researched case study, and birth centres across the world.
The physical skills of pregnancy relaxation, exercises and coping strategies for labour benefit all pregnant women and their partners. These skills are taught at antenatal classes by womens health physiotherapists or, in their absence, by midwives and sometimes health visitors. This book provides the information in a easy-to-follow format.
Examines the ways in which a group of childbearing women living in poverty in the west Midlands of England attempted to make sense of their lives. This book aims to provide an understanding of what it is like to be both pregnant and poor and tries to show how midwives and health professionals can use this insight to offer more sensitive care.
Explores ways in which we learn about birth, how we talk and feel about it, assumptions that professional caregivers may make, and the roles and skills of midwives. This book contains topics that include home birth and water birth; the use of drugs in childbirth; and, obstetric and nursing interventions which are often used routinely.
Suitable for all students of midwifery, this title provides a review of anatomy and physiology applicable to midwifery, from first principles through to advanced research, utilizing case studies for reflection.
Offers information that a midwife can use with confidence, knowing that the law is there to protect her and her clients. This book includes a chapter on the laws relating to teenage pregnancy. It also covers many of the recommendations from NICE relevant to midwifery practice and considers their legal significance.
Presents guidelines for the identification and management of postnatal health needs. This practical handbook reviews the evidence on the physical and psychological postpartum health problems experienced by women, and the primary management of these, and facilitates individualised care.
A step-by-step guide that provides the relevant physiology, available evidence and rationale for each clinical skill. It offers self-assessment and short summaries, as well as instruction on achieving a range of clinical skills.
This volume stimulates the readers recall by providing 100 practice questions. Like the actual USMLE step 3 obstetrics and gynaecology exam, it is divided into different practice settings: community health center, office, in-patient facility, and emergency department.
A multi-contributed book which collates and highlights the relevant research (in an accessible way) relating to issues in midwifery, thereby advancing thinking on where the profession is going (especially in relation to Changing Childbirth (93), and how it will proceed.
Explains how to care for neonates using the very fresh methods. This title represents the neonatal care, providing detailed pathophysiology and clinical chapters on every condition of the neonate and also chapters on the psychosocial aspects of neonatology, such as handling perinatal death and ethical and legal aspects of neonatal care.
An illustrated, short, atlas-style text of obstetrics and gynaecology. It includes information that is divided into short topics that can be covered in one or two double-page spreads - with the maximum use of illustrations and minimal text.
This obstetrics and gynaecology text has self-assessment material designed to be of maximum benefit to the student during self-directed learning and exam preparation. The content is restricted to the "must know" core information, and OSCE style questioned are included.
Useful for medical and health science students who require an introductory, low cost and illustrated guide to Obstetrics. This is a convenient pocket size, and therefore is suitable for quick preparation before ward rounds. Each volume also includes self-assessment material, which is helpful for preparation for examinations.
The fetal heart is considered to be the most important and difficult part of fetal examination. This book and the accompanying DVD aims to enable the reader to find out whether the heart is normal or not, and to diagnose the type of cardiac abnormality if present. It covers basic anatomy and embryology; and explains what to look for, why and how.
Offers access to information on the effects medical conditions can have on pregnancy and childbirth. This book presents an overview of normal anatomy and physiology with practical guidelines for managing disorders commonly seen in women of childbearing age.
The NMC have produced standards of proficiency for pre registration midwifery education and those standards have been written in an "academic" language, for higher education institutions. Each student prior to being admitted to the profession must have achieved the proficiencies stated in the NMC publication.
'Self Assessment by Ten Teachers' allows medical students to assess their knowledge and understanding in obstetrics and gynaecology, and to practise their exam technique. This book is an ideal accompaniment to 'Obstetrics' and 'Gynaecology by Ten Teachers', as well as a standalone revision book.
Presents an overview, definition, prevalence, aetiology, clinical features, differential diagnosis, investigations, treatment, key points, developments, and references where appropriate. This eighteenth edition combines authoritative detail with a guide to essential knowledge and integrates clinical material.
Aims to integrate your knowledge with the realities of managing clinical problems, and helps developing problem-solving skills. This book covers the core areas of undergraduate study and provides related OSCE counselling style questions and answers. It acts as a revision aid for undergraduates preparing for the OSCE in Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
Helps you to evaluate intrapartum and antepartum fetal status. This guide offers a source on fetal heart rate monitoring, with the description, characteristics, etiology, clinical significance, and intervention for various tracings.
Parents-to-be are faced with important and difficult decisions to make about prenatal testing. This book provides the information that they need, to make informed choices. It helps to: provide background reading before discussions with medical staff; inform the difficult decisions to be made about whether to have tests; and explain the results.
This unique handbook meets the needs of all healthcare professionals involved in the care of newborn babies. It delivers rapidly accessible and practical advice to the clinician in a user-friendly and convenient format that can be applied at the cot-side.
For staff in Neonatal Units decisions about which babies to treat intensively are difficult and stressful to make. This book allows us to see how they decide and how they manage such cases. It shows the feelings and doubts of staff having to make these decisions; and real-life situation conflict where personalities and strong beliefs clash.
Includes: dilemmas of management versus supervision; bullying and the culture of blame; disciplinary versus supportive roles; the impact of clinical governance; innovation in supervision; the new ENB distance learning package; the University of Hertfordshire Masters Course; and, personal stories and case studies.
This work provides general guidelines on physical activity during pregnancy, and the implications that pregnancy has on the pregnant woman and her baby. Safety issues and guidelines to teaching form the basis of the text, and should be of interest to students, midwives, and exercise teachers.
This is a guide for anyone considering a career in nursing or midwifery. Telling students everything they need to know about the sector, it details what jobs are available and what they involve (plus case studies), what qualifications, skills and attributes are needed, how to get your first job and future career prospects.
This work seeks to unravel the issues surrounding fertility and conception. It tackles the medical factors that may affect the likelihood of a woman getting pregnant and the non-medical reasons for infertility. Suggestions on lifestyle changes to optimize the chance of conception are included.
A guide to obstetric and gynaecology practice. This book is intended for clinical students working on their Obs & Gynae attachments. It provides access to information on the common obstetric and gynaecological diseases and problems that they will encounter on the wards, in clinics, and in their exams.
* A comprehensive reference-style text enabling midwives to look up information quickly and easily * Clearly outlines the main existing and pre-existing conditions which women may experience during pregnancy * Explores possible complications, outlines recommended treatment and emphasises specific midwifery care.
The at a Glance series is popular among medical students, residents, junior doctors and health professionals for its concise and clear approach and excellent illustrations. Each topic is concisely covered in a double-page spread with color summary diagrams accompanied by explanatory text.