MIDWIFERY

Supporting and caring for women in labour

Jun 19, 2019 by in MIDWIFERY Comments Off on Supporting and caring for women in labour

28Supporting and caring for women in labour The first sign of discomfort building into regular and increasingly painful contractions elicits a mixture of emotions, ranging from anxiety to excitement about…

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Infectious diseases in pregnancy

Jun 19, 2019 by in MIDWIFERY Comments Off on Infectious diseases in pregnancy

3Infectious diseases in pregnancy The midwife’s responsibilities start with familiarity with which pathogens to consider and awareness of where to refer women. In the unwell woman, knowledge of symptoms as…

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Personal hygiene care for women

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11Personal hygiene care for women Good personal hygiene is of paramount importance in maintaining good health. Maternity clients are not usually ill but are vulnerable to infection. In addition, the…

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Sharps injuries

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9Sharps injuries The use of sharps is common in healthcare and therefore healthcare workers (HCW) and others are particularly at risk. Injuries frequently occur through accidental cutting or penetration of…

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Moving and handling

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6Moving and handling In the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, manual handling is defined as: …any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying…

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The control of substances hazardous to health

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7The control of substances hazardous to health The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) is a key health and safety law introduced in the 1990s to protect employees from…

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