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Part 1 The basics of care
• Section 1 Infection control
1 Infection prevention and Control. Rose Gallagher and Doreen Crawford
2 Hand hygiene Ian Peate
3 Infectious diseases in Pregnancy Nicola Winson
4 Modes of Transmission Ian Peate
5 Asepsis and sepsis Rose Gallagher
• Section 2 Health and safety at work
6 Moving and Handling Sarah Emberley
7 The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Kim Sunley
8 Safety in the Working Environment Kim Sunley
9 Sharps injuries Rose Gallagher
10 Working safely in the community Carmel Bagness
• Section 3 Personal hygiene care
11 Personal hygiene care for women Pat Lindsay
12 Perineal and vulval hygiene; use of bedpans and commodes Pat Lindsay
13 Pressure area care Pat Lindsay
• Section 4 Quality and patient safety in maternity care
14 Risk Management, liability and avoidable harm David Foster and Helen Williams
15 Types of Incident, incident reporting, record keeping and duty of candour David Foster and Helen Williams
16 Audit and quality Assurance in Maternity Care David Foster and Helen Williams
• Section 5 Safeguarding
17 Safeguarding vulnerable women Carmel Bagness
18 Safeguarding: Key Issues Helen Crafter
19 Female genital mutilation Marianne Mitchell

Part 2 Assessment, examination, screening and care of the woman and baby
• Section 6 Assessment of the woman
20 ‘Booking’: the initial consultation with the midwife Carmel Bagness
21 The antenatal appointment: physical and psychological assessment of the woman in pregnancy Carmel Bagness
22 Abdominal Examination in Pregnancy Sarah Emberley
23 Physical and Emotional Assessment after Birth Helen Simpson
• Section 7 Care of the woman in labour
24 Assessing the woman in labour Julie Jones
25 Abdominal examination in labour Sheena Simpson
26 Vaginal Examinations in labour Jenny Brewster
27 Positions in Labour and Birth Andrea Aras-Payne
28 Supporting and Caring for Women in Labour Marcia Bartholomew
29 Supporting and caring for the partner Pat Lindsay
30 Care of the perineum in labour including episiotomy and suturing Adelaide Aduboffour
31 Examination of the placenta and membranes Jancis Shepherd
32 Urinary catheterisation Clare Beaumont
• Section 8 The fetus in pregnancy and labour
33 Assessing Fetal Wellbeing in Pregnancy and Labour Karen Bartholomew
34 Monitoring the Fetal Heart in Pregnancy and Labour Sara Smith
• Section 9 Assessment and examination of the neonate
35 The APGAR score Sandy Wong
36 The Midwife’s examination of the baby at birth including identification of the neonate Maureen Raynor
37 Appearance and characteristics of the well term neonate Pat Lindsay
38 Overall daily assessment of the term neonate including vital signs and bladder and bowel function Tina South
39 Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Lindsay Rose
40 The term, preterm and growth restricted baby Pat Lindsay
• Section 10 Caring for the newborn
41 Providing daily hygiene for the neonate including changing a nappy Sophie French
42 Bathing the newborn Sophie French
43 Breast feeding Alison Busby
44 Formula Feeding Caroline Hunter
45 Other feeding methods Pat Lindsay
46 Neonatal blood screening (‘heel prick’) Sandy Wong
• Section 11 Blood sampling and cannulation
47 Maternal Venepuncture, including Glucose Tolerance testing Sarah Emberley
48 Cord blood and neonatal capillary blood sampling Shauna Gnanapragasam and Maxine Wallis-Redworth
49 Venous cannulation of the woman Pat Lindsay
• Section 12 Taking and testing other body samples
50 Urinalysis Maureen Boyle
51 Specimen collection- stool specimen Rose Gallagher
52 Taking a wound swab Rose Gallagher
53 Use of a vaginal speculum and taking a vaginal swab Julie Jones

Part 3 The woman or neonate with different needs
• Section 13 Induction / stimulation of labour
54 Membrane Sweep Lyn Jones
55 Insertion of vaginal Prostaglandin E2 Lyn Jones
56 Artificial rupture of membranes Lyn Jones
• Section 14 Care skills for the woman with complex needs
57 Recognising the deteriorating woman Louise Jenkins
58 CVP, SaO2, ECGs David Quayle
59 Fluid Balance Monitoring Sophie French
60 Peak flow measurement in the woman Sophie French
61 MEOWS, AVPU, GCS & SBAR Louise Jenkins
62 Care of the deceased Pat Lindsay
• Section 15 Care skills for the baby with complex needs
63 Recognising deterioration in the neonate Elisabeth Podsiadly
64 Neonatal Jaundice Elisabeth Podsiadly
65 Hypoglycaemia Elisabeth Podsiadly
66 Hypothermia Elisabeth Podsiadly
• Section 16 Wound care
67 Wound assessment Adelaide Aduboffour
68 Wound dressings and drains Hazel Turner
69 Wound Closures Hazel Turner
• Section 17 Prevention of venous thrombo-embolism (VTE)
70 Assessment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk and prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in childbirth Jayne Marshall
71 Application and use of Compression Stockings Jayne Marshall

Part 4 Drug administration in midwifery
• Section 18 Routes of administration
72 Drug administration, handling and storage Kate Nash
73 Administration by injection to the woman Clare Beaumont
74 Intravenous administration of drugs Antonio Sierra
75 Medicine administration by oral, rectal, vaginal, topical and inhalation routes Pat Lindsay
76 Neonatal drug administration Shauna Gnanapragasam and Maxine Wallis-Redworth
77 Immunisation Helen Donovan
• Section 19 Pain relief
78 Regional Analgesia Marcia Bartholomew
79 Non-pharmacological methods of pain relief Marcia Bartholomew
80 Transfusion of Blood and Blood Products Martha Murtagh
81 Anti-D: preventing rhesus iso-immunisation Judy Bothamley

Being an effective midwife requires a range of knowledge and skills, all of which are essential to provide competent and safe care to childbearing women and their infants. Midwifery Skills at a Glance offers an invaluable, straightforward guide for students and practitioners – offering readable, easily digestible information, supported with illustrations throughout to enhance application to practice.
Clear and concise throughout, Midwifery Skills at a Glance covers a wide range of skills – exploring issues such as infection control, personal hygiene care, and safeguarding; assessment, examination and screening skills; how to care for the woman and neonate with complex needs; drug administration and pain relief.
• A comprehensive, highly visual guide to the skills essential for safe, effective, and compassionate midwifery practice
• Written by experts in their field
• Briefly describes each skill and provides clear illustrations — making it an ideal companion in clinical practice
• Offers instruction on the safe use of a wide range of essential skills required to deliver safe, evidence-based maternity care
• Includes service user viewpoints and key points to help consolidate learning and reflect on the experience of receiving care

Written with the student midwife in mind, Midwifery Skills at a Glance is equally invaluable for all others providing care, including Maternity Support Workers, mentors, registered midwives and medical students.

• Patricia Lindsay RN, RM, MSc, PGCEA, DHC Registered Midwife.
• Carmel Bagness MA, RN, RM, ADM, PGCEA Professional Lead for Midwifery & Women’s Health Royal College of Nursing London, UK.
• Ian Peate OBE FRCN, EN(G), RGN, DipN (Lond), RNT, BEd (Hons), MA (Lond) LLM Editor in Chief British Journal of Nursing Visiting Professor of Nursing St George’s University of London and Kingston University London Head of School School of Health Studies Gibraltar.