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Stella McKay-Moffat , Pamela Lee
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16 Jun 2006 0470019786 978-0470019788 1
This book is written with both degree and diploma student midwives in mind. It is split into two sections, each alphabetical.  The first section contains some of the language of midwifery: terms, abbreviations and definitions. The second section contains common conditions, procedures, emergency situations, and supporting information. Each topic includes further factors that involve recognition, prevention, and actions to take in an emergency situation that may be in the form of flow/action charts. The procedures that are included have an overview of the ′how to′, (frequently including the preparation needed); and the ′why′, supported by research or evidence, and Midwives’ rules and standards (NMC 2004b) and The NMC code of professional conduct: standards for conduct, performance and ethics (NMC 2004a). The references used provide useful evidence to support practice. Finally, the supporting information is varied and ranges from details about Government and international initiatives to available support groups and useful websites.

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  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (16 Jun 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470019786
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470019788
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.4 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 772,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"... clear, concise and well–presented guide…useful references throughout…essential for the student to gain further insight." ( Nursing Standard , September 2006)

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A Pocket Guide for Student Midwives is a well structured, easy to read book offering student midwives everything they need to grasp the key elements of midwifery language, knowledge and skills.  Section one includes relevant terms, abbreviations and definitions. Some of the language is colloquial in nature e.g. ‘paed.’(referring to a paediatrician) but is included to aid understanding and to encourage the use of correct terminology. Section two is a quick reference guide, enhanced by visual material to aid comprehension of normality and anomalies.  The innovative action flow charts enables rapid access to information that logically guides you through procedures in potentially life threatening situations, in both home and hospital settings. To further aid learning, information is included on midwifery skills, and common obstetric, neonatal and medical conditions that the student midwife may encounter during practice. The ability to quickly refer to an overview of new incidents or conditions will enhance the student’s confidence in participating in the provision of care for the mother and baby.  Additionally, the prompts for further activities and reading will offer direction to the student to build on the basics and to relate to local policies and practices, and professional issues. A Pocket Guide for Student Midwives is suitable for the new non–nurse student midwife, as it addresses the relevant basic nursing skills, the experienced nurse entering the midwifery profession and senior student midwives alike.  Qualified midwives will find it useful as an ‘ aide memoire’ . 

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A godsend. 2 July 2011
Valuable notes on midwifery that helped me throughout training. I wont get rid of it, as I feel its still relevent once qualified!

Get your own!:D
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3.0 out of 5 stars pocket guide for students 19 Oct 2010
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I found this book helpful, it is good for new midwifery students who wish to check that they are thinking along the correct lines, but also useful for reference. It is not intended for in depth study, but it points you in the right direction.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Buy the Oxford Handbook of Midwifery instead. 29 Aug 2008
I bought this book during the second year of my midwifery course and immediately found it to be limited in the topics it covers and in the information provided on each topic. I then bought the Oxford Handbook of Midwifery (as this book did not meet my needs). I use the Oxford Handbook of Midwifery constantly and never this one.

Oxford Handbook of Midwifery (Oxford Handbooks in Nursing)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Muppet proof 17 July 2007
By J. Hunt
This seems - only having looked at what is available on this website - to be a good book. Best for First and Second years, but also for third years as an aide memoire becuase if you hav'n't got the hang of this by now you may as well give up!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very average 21 April 2008
By Linda Vituma - Published on Amazon.com
Title sounds much more promising as the content is. Still looking for some really good "Pocket Guide for Student Midwives".
Charts are not bad.
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