By Janet Medforth, Linda Ball, Angela Walker, Sue Battersby, Sarah Stables
Now in its 3rd variation the Oxford guide of Midwifery is still the basic one-stop consultant to the main rules of the care and administration of being pregnant, beginning and past. Concise but finished, with its recognisable and easy-to-use Oxford guide layout, midwives will locate this a treasure trove of transparent, useful counsel. even if you're a pupil desiring a aiding hand throughout the topic, or an skilled practitioner wanting to refresh your wisdom in an emergency, you will be yes that this instruction manual may be there for you.
Written by way of skilled midwives, and following the most recent directions and key care protocols, this can be instruction manual is updated and authoritative, with sections on sexual well-being, birth control, neonatal care and little one feeding. every one bankruptcy comprises review, analysis and administration of care with remedy interventions. Now together with new details on initiation of breast feeding with organic nurturing in addition to a highlighted part on the right way to deal with obstetric emergencies. very important psychosocial care matters also are addressed. This version offers concise, sensible and available info in a logical series, because the structure follows the woman's trip via being pregnant, start and early motherhood.
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43 Hepatitis B • Further doses of the vaccine should be given at 1 month and 6 months of age, and a booster dose at 12 months. • Give the mother and the GP written information about the number of injections the baby requires, when the injections should be given, and who will be responsible for the administration of each dose. • Stress the importance of completing the full course of immunization. • In almost all cases of babies and children being infected, it is almost always asymptomatic. 43 44 44 Chapter 3 Sexual health Hepatitis C • The hepatitis C virus occurs throughout the world and is mainly transmitted by infected blood, blood products, and inoculation through the skin.
Other body fluids, such as saliva, menstruation, vaginal discharge, seminal fluid, and breast milk, and serous exudates have been implicated, but infection via these routes is far less common. • Unsterilized equipment, such as that associated with injecting drug users sharing equipment, tattooing, and acupuncture, is a source of infection. • Importantly, health-care workers may be infected through needlestick injury and must follow local policy for reporting such injuries and subsequent testing.
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2006). Standards of Proficiency for Nurse and Midwife Prescribers. London: Nursing and Midwifery Council. uk/standards/additional- standards/standards-of-proficiency-for-nurse-and-midwife-prescribers/. Nursing and Midwifery Council (2010). Nurse and Midwife Independent Prescribing of Unlicensed Medicines. London: Nursing and Midwifery Council. pdf. 17 18 19 Chapter 2 Preconception care Taking a menstrual history 20 Nutrition 22 Lifestyle 24 Medical conditions 26 19 20 20 Chapter 2 Preconception care Taking a menstrual history Important points to remember • A menstrual history is usually undertaken as part of the initial booking interview, ensuring privacy for the discussion.
Oxford Handbook of Midwifery 3e by Janet Medforth, Linda Ball, Angela Walker, Sue Battersby, Sarah Stables