By Stella McKay-Moffat
This publication is written with either measure and degree scholar midwives in brain. it's cut up into sections, every one alphabetical. the 1st part comprises the various language of midwifery: phrases, abbreviations and definitions. the second one part comprises universal stipulations, systems, emergency events, and assisting details. concerning the authors; Foreword via Dame Lorna Muirhead, DBE, President of the Royal university of Midwives 1997-2004; Preface; part 1: The Language of Midwifery; part 2: quickly Reference issues; Figures: Flow/action charts; 1.1, 1.2, 1.3: supply of occipito-posterior place; 2.1, 2.2, 2.3: supply of face presentation; 3.1: general haemoglobin Composition; 3.2.1, 3.2.2: common grownup haemoglobins; 3.3: general Fetal haemoglobin; 3.4.1, 3.4.2: Sickle telephone haemoglobins; 3.5.1, 3.5.2: Alpha thalassaemia; 3.6.1, 3.6.2: Beta thalassaemia; four: Heel prick websites; 5.1 to 5.9: Placenta varieties
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G. g. bed pans, urinalysis sticks Inform woman about emptying bladder at regular intervals Action: Early labour encourage mobilisation and fluids prn Empty bladder 2–4 hourly, perform and record urinalysis If not mobile – offer bedpans at regular intervals 2–4 hourly If full bladder palpated / unable to empty – catheterise Prior to caesarean section – ? insert an indwelling catheter Prior to instrumental delivery – ? catheterisation (non-retaining) Student activity: Describe why a full bladder may cause problems in labour; how may damage to the bladder be minimised?
Presents with neck webbing, widely angled elbows, protuberant abdomen, lower limb oedema, mental retardation – ? undiagnosed until failure to develop secondary sex characteristics / menstruation in teenage years U & E – blood test for urea and electrolytes to ascertain renal function US or USS – ultra sound / ultra sound scan – echoes of high-frequency sound waves form electronic images of body structures (see antenatal screening in Section 2) UTI – urinary tract infection Valsalva manoeuvre – the woman is asked to take a deep breath in, hold it and push down with all her strength until she cannot push any longer; originally used as a method for expelling pus from the ears; was used as a form of directed pushing until fairly recently Vasa praevia – where the blood vessels from a succenturiate lobe or velamentous insertion run across the internal os of the cervix when the membranes are intact.
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A Pocket Guide for Student Midwives by Stella McKay-Moffat