By Stella McKay-Moffat
This e-book is written with either measure and degree scholar midwives in brain. it's cut up into sections, every one alphabetical. the 1st part comprises a number of the language of midwifery: phrases, abbreviations and definitions. the second one part comprises universal stipulations, methods, emergency occasions, and aiding info. in regards to the authors; Foreword through Dame Lorna Muirhead, DBE, President of the Royal collage 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: basic haemoglobin Composition; 3.2.1, 3.2.2: general grownup haemoglobins; 3.3: general Fetal haemoglobin; 3.4.1, 3.4.2: Sickle phone 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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1) yes – take straight to delivery room – proceed (2) no – explain / complete admission procedure (i) take history of onset of labour (ii) perform ‘top to toe’ examination (iii) ask whether bowels open / test urine sample (iv) palpate abdomen (v) assess contraction frequency, strength, duration, mother’s response (vi) VE prn with woman’s consent (vii) inform woman and partner of findings (viii) discuss plans for rest of care (ix) keep accurate records (x) fetal heart monitoring ? routine admission procedure Student activity: Note your unit policy for admission, observe records for documenting admission in labour Adoption Legislation: First Adoption Act 1926 Subsequent Acts 1958 and 1968 Children Act 1975 (Part I) Adoption Act 1976 Children Act 1989 Adoption and Children Act 2002 Welfare Principle: The child’s long- and short-term welfare and wherever possible its feelings Role of Local Authority: Has the power to make, and participate in arrangements for the adoption and placing of children who are not in care for adoption.
E. surgically / medically with drugs Third-degree tear – involves the vaginal mucosa, superficial and deep muscles of the perineal body, and the anal sphincter (see perineal / surrounding area trauma in Section 2) TORCH – acronym for intrauterine infections – toxoplasmosis, others, rubella (a notifiable disease) cytomegalovirus, herpes (see infection – maternal, infection – neonatal and antenatal screening in Section 2) Toxaemia – a no-longer accepted term (see pre-eclampsia; and pregnancy-induced hypertension in Section 2) Trial of labour – when there is doubt about the ability of the fetal head to pass through the maternal pelvis during labour – effective uterine contractions, 18 * TRIAL OF SCAR descent, flexion and some degree of moulding may enable head progression (see CPD) Trial of scar – labour is allowed to start spontaneously (if possible) in a woman with a caesarean section scar to see if vaginal delivery is achievable – close monitoring of fetal and maternal conditions is essential Trumpet – refers to the Pinard fetal stethoscope TSA – ‘to see again’, often written in case notes TTA, TTH, TTO – ‘to take away / home / out’ (of medication) Tubes – usually refers to a stethoscope Turner’s syndrome – karyotype XO with female characteristics – ?
Care minimal Consent forms signed IV infusion sited Observations performed Support woman / partner – emergency caesarean section possibly a frightening experience Note choice of baby names Bladder emptied – catheter commonly inserted under GA NNU on standby Immediate post-operative care: Recovery from anaesthesia in operating theatre recovery area Close observation of: (i) airway / breathing – ? pulse oximetry for oxygen levels (ii) pulse and BP – ?
A Pocket Guide for Student Midwives by Stella McKay-Moffat