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Pharmacology for Midwives
The Evidence Base for Safe Practice
2nd edition
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
30 Jun 2010
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The new edition of this ground-breaking text is an essential resource for the management of drugs during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. Fully updated in line with current midwifery practice, it includes new chapters on Disorders of the Immune System and Recreational Drugs, and expanded coverage of pain relief.


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The new edition of this ground-breaking text is an essential resource for the management of drugs during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. Fully updated in line with current midwifery practice, it includes new chapters on Disorders of the Immune System and Recreational Drugs, and expanded coverage of pain relief.


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Reviews

"I consider this an essential text for our pharmacology module in year 1. Affordable, accessible and facilitates the students' achievement of NMC Essential Skills cluster 5 (medicines management)" - Anne Lincoln, Lecturer, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London, UK

"This is a very comprehensive text ideally suited to its intended audience. The layout is clear and content well organized giving valuable information in a very readable format. A must for all students and practising midwives." - Kate Taylor, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Pre-Hospital Emergency Care, University of Worcester, UK

"...well presented text that will see the students through not only the first year module but their 3 years and post qualification." - Ellen Kitson-Reynolds, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, UK


Praise for the first edition:

'An excellent book, It is well written and readable. Contains excellent information and is well researched and referenced. The practice points/implications for practice and case studies are relevant and enhance the book. I will be strongly recommending it to the units as well as to students and qualified staff, Drs could also benefit from reading this. Well Done.
- Mrs V R Morse, School of Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan

'A much needed& long overdue text which focuses on pharmacology in the midwifery setting. Well laid out& easy to read. A must for every student& practising midwifery.'
- Mrs Glenys McGuire, Department of Midwifery, University of Huddersfield

'This is an excellent and very useful textbook. I was delighted to read through it - valuable contents.'
- Mrs Linda Javncey, Department of Nursing& Midwifery, University of Stirling

'Extensive evidence based resource that students can use from the beginning of their career right into practice'
- Mrs Maggie Prain, School of Women's Health Studies, UCE Birmingham


Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY
Principles of Pharmacology; S.Jordan
Administration of Medicines; S.Jordan
Law, Medicine and the Midwife; R.Griffith
PART II: DRUGS IN LABOUR
Pain Relief; S.Jordan
Anti-emetics; S.Jordan
Drugs Increasing Uterine Contractility: Uterotonics (Oxytocics); S.Jordan
Drugs Decreasing Uterine Contractility (Tocolytics); S.Jordan
PART III: DISORDERED PHYSIOLOGY IN CHILDBIRTH
Drugs Affecting the Coagulation Process; S.Jordan
Cardiovascular disorders in pregnancy; S.Jordan
PART IV: DRUGS IN PREGNANCY
Nutritional Supplements in Pregnancy: Iron and Folic Acid; S.Jordan
Management of Gastric Acidity in Pregnancy; S.Jordan 
Laxatives in Pregnancy and the Puerperium; S.Jordan & B.Hegarty
Antimicrobial Agents; M.Tait & S.Jordan 
Drugs and the Immune System; S.Jordan
PART V: PREGNANCY IN WOMEN WITH PRE-EXISTING DISEASE
Asthma in Pregnancy; S.Jordan
Diabetes Mellitus and Pregnancy; S.Jordan
Thyroid Disorders in Pregnancy; S.Jordan
Epilepsy in Pregnancy; J.Sassarini, N.Clerk & S. Jordan
Drugs and Mental Health; S.Jordan & B.Hardy
Recreational Drugs; S.Jordan
Appendix I: Quick Reference for Major Drugs
Appendix II: Glossary








 


Authors

SUE JORDAN is Reader in Nursing and Midwifery at the School of Health and Human Science at Swansea University, UK.