Non-pharmacological methods of pain relief

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79Non-pharmacological methods of pain relief There are a number of non-pharmacological forms of pain relief and coping strategies that can be used during labour. Those that are supported by the…

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Intravenous administration of drugs

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74Intravenous administration of drugs Administration of intravenous medication can be defined as the process within which a solution or medication is introduced, using a vein, into the circulatory system. This…

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Anti-D: preventing rhesus isoimmunisation

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81Anti-D: preventing rhesus isoimmunisation Midwives have a key role in preventing rhesus isoimmunisation. This occurs when a rhesus-negative mother develops antibodies, which may subsequently cause destruction of the red blood…

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Immunisation

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77Immunisation The value of vaccination in preventing ill health globally is widely acknowledged (Figure 77.1). The vaccination schedule in the UK now includes vaccines to protect against over 20 infections…

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Drug administration, handling and storage

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72Drug administration, handling and storage The aim here is to provide an opportunity to review and revisit the main principles of drug administration and consider the midwife’s role in relation…

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Hypothermia

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66Hypothermia Thermoregulation is a critical physiologic function that is closely related to the transition and survival of the infant. An understanding of transitional events and the physiological adaptations that neonates…

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Neonatal jaundice

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64Neonatal jaundice Jaundice occurs when bilirubin accumulates in the extravascular fatty tissues (skin and brain). Jaundice in the newborn is common, occurring in over two-thirds of term infants and even…

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