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The Midwife's Pocket Formulary [Kindle Edition]

Liz Davey , Debbee Houghton
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In current midwifey practice, one of the competencies covered by midwives is medicines management. Midwives and students are required to have an understanding of the range of medicines used within their sphere of practice.The Midwife’s Pocket Formulary provides both practising midwives and students with key information on the administration and management of medications in midwifery practice.

    • Essential information, at a glance
    • Convenient, pocket-sized format
    • Clear, worked examples of drug calculations
    • Information on drug calculations now includes neonatal calculation and alternative calculation methods used by some HEIs
    • ‘Antidepressants’ expanded to include current treatment therapies for existing mental health conditions, with safety information and guidance on current medications
    • ‘Intravenous fluids’ comprehensively updated and extended
    • ‘Emergency drugs’ completely revised to complement the NICE and RCOG guidance, with medications for each emergency grouped and cross-referenced to aid the reader
    • Supported by up-to-date clinical guidelines from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) Green top guidance
    • Online pronunciation guide for drug terms and names.

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    I am a student midwife and whilst on placement am constantly hearing names of drugs and often don't have the opportunity for them to be fully explined to me, and the BNF can be confusing so i wanted something I could take on placement with me and look things up in. This is perfect, small and set out in sections of different drug types, including usage, dosage, routes of admin, contraindications, side effects, effects on fetus and breastfeeding. Its easy to understand and each drug is easy to find, theres enough information to aid understanding but it doesnt go too in depth and confuse! Definitely recommend this book, I use it all the time and would be lost without it! (Amazon)


    This book easy to understand and well organised in its layout, contraindications and side effects of drugs are displayed clearly in sections on the same page. It's not too bulky to carry around if your wanting to take it to work with you. I am in my final year of training as a midwife and find it easier to use than the BNF which can be sometimes difficult to find what you want quickly. I recommend this book to be in any student, or qualified midwifes top 5 buys


    This is an invaluable resource for any midwife or student midwife to carry around to dip in to when needed. This book assumes a certain degree of knowledge about anatomy and physiology, pregnancy, and the metabolism of drugs but all medical abreviations used are laid out in a glossary of terms at the beginning. Drugs are grouped by type and each drug is explored in a very well laid out and logical way detailing both generic and trade names, preparations, doses, contraindications, side effects, interactions as well as an excellent midwifery-centred fetal risk and breastfeeding section for each drug. Finally, a short and simple reminder of drug calculations as a final chapter makes this a work bag essential.

    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 481 KB
    • Print Length: 321 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0702043478
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
    • Publisher: Books for Midwives; 3 edition (5 Feb. 2013)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00BJRP43Q
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #243,291 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Necessity 25 Nov. 2013
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    This product was recommended reading to a student midwife as a necessary addition to other text books. She was delighted with it.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Is set up nicely and is clear and comprehensive 14 July 2014
    By VV
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    One of the more helpful books on drugs in midwifery. Is set up nicely and is clear and comprehensive.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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    Good but not great - bit hard to find what you are looking for, some commonly used meds in Ireland not listed. Bit of a let down I think and slightly overpriced for what it is.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars student midwives need this book 30 Mar. 2015
    By karen J
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    perfect for all student midwives and qualified. When it arrived it was so small I thought I was going to be disappointed, not so. Used it to complete my drugs log for my portfolio, gives information on each drugs safety in pregnancy and safety in breast feeding. Light weight so you can keep it in your pocket at work/placement.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy 11 Nov. 2013
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    Its a fab buy ideal for any student midwife, easy to read and helpful drug calculations in the book to help with your safer medicate exams
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    3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, easy to use. 10 Oct. 2013
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    I got this to help me with my second year of study, when I had to tackle the medicines management unit. This book was very helpful, as it presents everything in an easy to understand format and is very comprehensive.

    I still keep it in my bag to provide a quick reminder if something slips my mind. I am sure that it will remain on my 'most used books' list right up until they bring out a new edition! ;)
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