Pharmacology for Midwives : The Evidence Base for Safe Practice
The new edition of this ground-breaking text is an essential resource for the management of drugs during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. Fully updated in line with current midwifery practice, it includes new chapters on Disorders of the Immune System and Recreational Drugs, and expanded coverage of pain relief.
- Paperback | 512 pages
- 189 x 246 x 27.94mm | 992g
- 15 Sep 2011
- Palgrave MacMillan
- Basingstoke, United Kingdom
- 2nd ed. 2010
- 512 p.
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.JordanAppendix I: Quick Reference for Major Drugs.- Appendix II: Glossary.
"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
About Sue Jordan
SUE JORDAN is Reader in Nursing and Midwifery at the School of Health and Human Science at Swansea University, UK.