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    DescriptionMedication management is a critical aspect of the midwife's role. This leading text offers comprehensive, up-to-date guidance on drugs commonly administered during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period.Pharmacology for Midwives is centred on practice. In an easy-to-access format it links pharmacology with implications for care, observation, and the monitoring of women and their infants. It also offers checklists, guidelines, points for practice and detailed information about individual drugs.Updated and significantly expanded to reflect the latest research evidence and developments in practice, the new edition includes chapters on recreational drug use and the immune system, a new section on NSAIDs and recent findings on infant feeding.This market-leading book assists midwives in their responsibilities for effectively and safely administering and monitoring medication. It is an essential resource for students, practitioners and lecturers of midwifery, and for all professionals caring for women and their infants.

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    Pharmacology for Midwives
    The Evidence Base for Safe Practice
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sue Jordan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 186 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 980 g
    ISBN 13: 9780230215580
    ISBN 10: 0230215580

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.1T
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    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26960
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: MMG
    DC22: 618.2
    B&T General Subject: 510
    LC classification: RG
    BISAC V2.8: MED058120
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 57
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    BIC subject category V2: MJT
    BISAC V2.8: MED071000, HEA041000
    BIC subject category V2: MQD
    DC22: 618.2061
    BISAC V2.8: MED058170
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    Ingram Theme: ASPT/ALLHAS
    Thema V1.0: VFXB, MKG, MQD, MKC
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    10 figures, 5 graphs, 41 black & white tables
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    15 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    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