For new students the language and concepts of midwifery care can at first be daunting. This book helps students to understand the expectations of midwifery training in relation to normal midwifery practice. It covers the basics of midwifery care including professional practice, frameworks informing midwifery care, key concepts and philosophies of care, communication and care skills, antenatal care, normal labor and birth, postnatal care, neonatal care and breastfeeding, as well as a brief introduction to medicines management in normal midwifery care. The book is designed to work alongside first taught modules in midwifery, and underpin training in subsequent years. Key Features • Reflects the latest practice approaches, issues and evidence • Links theory to practice through case studies and problem based learning • Activities help develop key skills such as decision making and critical thinking • Links knowledge to the NMC Standards and ESCs required for registration

Neonatal Care

Neonatal Care

Neonatal care
Moira McLean

NMC Standards for Pre-registration Midwifery Education

This chapter will address the following competencies:

Domain: Effective Midwifery Practice

Examine and care for babies immediately following birth. This will include:

  • confirming their vital signs and taking appropriate action;
  • carrying out a full assessment and physical examination.

Work in partnership with women and other care providers during the postnatal period to provide seamless care and interventions, which:

  • provide support and advice to women as they start to feed and care for the baby.

Care for and monitor women during the puerperium, offering the necessary evidence-based advice and support regarding the baby and self-care. This will include:

  • providing advice and support on feeding babies and teaching women about the importance of nutrition in child development.

NMC Essential Skills Clusters

This chapter will address the following ...

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