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

Normal Midwifery Practice

Normal Midwifery Practice

Normal midwifery practice
Sam Chenery-Morris

NMC Standards for Pre-registration Midwifery Education

This chapter will address the following competencies:

Domain: Developing the Individual Midwife and others

Review, develop and enhance the midwife's own knowledge, skills and fitness to practise.

This will include:

  • making effective use of the framework for statutory supervision of midwives;
  • meeting the NMC's continuing professional development and practice standards;
  • reflecting on the midwife's own practice.

Domain: Achieving Quality Care through Evaluation and Research

Apply relevant knowledge to the midwife's own practice in structured ways which are capable of evaluation. This will include:

  • critical appraisal of the midwife's own practice;
  • gaining feedback from women and their families and appropriately applying this to practice.

NMC Essential Skills Clusters

This chapter will address the following ESCs:

Cluster: Communication

Women can trust/expect a newly qualified midwife to:

  • be attentive and ...
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