Pharmacology for Midwives: The Evidence Base for Safe Practice

Pharmacology for Midwives: The Evidence Base for Safe Practice


By (author) Sue Jordan


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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 246mm x 28mm | 980g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0230215580
  • ISBN 13: 9780230215580
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 10 figures, 5 graphs, 41 black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 16,345

Product description

Midwives have an important role in the management of drugs during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. This book provides a review of the principles of pharmacology and the drugs prescribed in normal and abnormal pregnancy.

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Author information

SUE JORDAN is Reader in Nursing and Midwifery at the School of Health and Human Science at Swansea University, UK.

Review quote

"I consider this an essential text for our pharmacology module in year 1. Affordable, accessible and facilitates the students' achievement of NMC Essential Skills cluster 5 (medicines management)" - Anne Lincoln, Lecturer, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London, UK "This is a very comprehensive text ideally suited to its intended audience. The layout is clear and content well organized giving valuable information in a very readable format. A must for all students and practising midwives." - Kate Taylor, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Pre-Hospital Emergency Care, University of Worcester, UK "...well presented text that will see the students through not only the first year module but their 3 years and post qualification." - Ellen Kitson-Reynolds, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, UK Praise for the first edition: 'An excellent book, It is well written and readable. Contains excellent information and is well researched and referenced. The practice points/implications for practice and case studies are relevant and enhance the book. I will be strongly recommending it to the units as well as to students and qualified staff, Drs could also benefit from reading this. Well Done. - Mrs V R Morse, School of Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan 'A much needed& long overdue text which focuses on pharmacology in the midwifery setting. Well laid out& easy to read. A must for every student& practising midwifery.' - Mrs Glenys McGuire, Department of Midwifery, University of Huddersfield 'This is an excellent and very useful textbook. I was delighted to read through it - valuable contents.' - Mrs Linda Javncey, Department of Nursing& Midwifery, University of Stirling 'Extensive evidence based resource that students can use from the beginning of their career right into practice' - Mrs Maggie Prain, School of Women's Health Studies, UCE Birmingham

Table of contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY Principles of Pharmacology; S.Jordan Administration of Medicines; S.Jordan Law, Medicine and the Midwife; R.Griffith PART II: DRUGS IN LABOUR Pain Relief; S.Jordan Anti-emetics; S.Jordan Drugs Increasing Uterine Contractility: Uterotonics (Oxytocics); S.Jordan Drugs Decreasing Uterine Contractility (Tocolytics); S.Jordan PART III: DISORDERED PHYSIOLOGY IN CHILDBIRTH Drugs Affecting the Coagulation Process; S.Jordan Cardiovascular disorders in pregnancy; S.Jordan PART IV: DRUGS IN PREGNANCY Nutritional Supplements in Pregnancy: Iron and Folic Acid; S.Jordan Management of Gastric Acidity in Pregnancy; S.Jordan Laxatives in Pregnancy and the Puerperium; S.Jordan & B.Hegarty Antimicrobial Agents; M.Tait & S.Jordan Drugs and the Immune System; S.Jordan PART V: PREGNANCY IN WOMEN WITH PRE-EXISTING DISEASE Asthma in Pregnancy; S.Jordan Diabetes Mellitus and Pregnancy; S.Jordan Thyroid Disorders in Pregnancy; S.Jordan Epilepsy in Pregnancy; J.Sassarini, N.Clerk & S. Jordan Drugs and Mental Health; S.Jordan & B.Hardy Recreational Drugs; S.Jordan Appendix I: Quick Reference for Major Drugs Appendix II: Glossary