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Obstetrics by Ten Teachers

20th Edition

Louise C. Kenny, Jenny E. Myers
August 07, 2017

First published in 1917 as 'Midwifery', Obstetrics by Ten Teachers is well established as a concise, yet comprehensive, guide within its field. The twentieth edition has been thoroughly updated by a new team of 'teachers', integrating clinical material with the latest scientific developments that...

Improving Healthcare: A Handbook for Practitioners

1st Edition

Lesley Baillie, Elaine Maxwell
April 13, 2017

Good intentions to do our best in healthcare are not enough. Healthcare professionals need to know how to close the gap between best evidence and practice, by understanding and applying quality improvement principles and processes. Improving Healthcare is a practical guide, providing healthcare...

The Social Context of Birth

3rd Edition

Caroline Squire
April 06, 2017

Midwives and other health care professionals need to have a deep understanding of the various lives childbearing women live in order to support them insightfully and practise in a nuanced manner. The Social Context of Birth has been revised, updated and enlarged to provide an essential...

Fluids and Electrolytes: Essentials for Healthcare Practice

1st Edition

Bernard M. Garrett
March 20, 2017

Fluids and Electrolytes: Essentials for Healthcare Practice is designed to give a solid understanding of fluid and electrolyte physiology and its implications for practice, including acid-base balance and intravenous (IV) therapy, in a concise and easily understandable format. Chapters...

Children and Young People's Nursing: Principles for Practice, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Alyson M. Davies, Ruth E. Davies
October 14, 2016

Underpinned by a rights-based approach, this essential text critically analyses the theory and practice of children and young people’s nursing from several perspectives - public health, acute and community based care, education and research. Chapters address the clinical, legal, ethical, political...

Emergencies Around Childbirth: A Handbook for Midwives, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Maureen Boyle
July 28, 2016

Designed to enhance the confidence, knowledge and skills needed to perform effectively in urgent or emergency situations that can occur in a hospital, at a birth centre or at home, this fully updated third edition provides an accessible resource for all practising midwives. With contributions...

Health Promotion in Midwifery: Principles and Practice, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Jan Bowden, Vicky Manning
July 12, 2016

Health Promotion in Midwifery explores the principles of health promotion within the practical context of midwifery. It clearly outlines and discusses the midwife’s role in health promotion, linking theory and practice. The third edition of this evidence-based text covers essential topics such as...

Hypnobirth: Evidence, practice and support for birth professionals

1st Edition

Teri Gavin-Jones, Sandra Handford
May 24, 2016

Maternity services and choices for labour and birth are fast evolving. Hypnobirth involves preparation for childbirth using tried and tested hypnotherapy techniques in harmony with midwifery best practices and increasing numbers of women are turning to the technique. Written by two experienced...

Supporting Families and Carers: A Nursing Perspective

1st Edition

Mary E. Braine, Julie Wray
April 07, 2016

Understanding the perspective of carers is an essential aspect of nursing. Supporting Families and Carers: A Nursing Perspective offers insights into the fundamental principles of caring for families and carers irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality or religion. This book discusses the...

Pocket ECGs for Nurses

1st Edition

Andrew R. Houghton, Alun Roebuck
November 26, 2015

The ECG is one of the most commonly used investigations in contemporary medicine. Interpretation of the ECG can appear daunting, but it is actually relatively straightforward as long as a systematic approach is taken. Pocket ECGs for Nurses assists with this task by providing a detailed yet...

Another Twinkle in the Eye: Contemplating Another Pregnancy After Perinatal Mental Illness

1st Edition

Elaine Hanzak
September 16, 2015

Another Twinkle in the Eye is an essential guide for anyone contemplating another pregnancy after perinatal mental illness. The decision to bring a child into the world is rarely one that is taken lightly. When a previous pregnancy and early parenthood has resulted in poor maternal and/or paternal...

Drug Calculations for Nurses: A step-by-step approach, Fourth Edition

4th Edition

Robert Lapham
June 05, 2015

The administration of drug treatments in hospitals has become increasingly complex. It sometimes involves potent drugs that may be fatal if administered incorrectly. The ability to perform drug calculations accurately is therefore paramount to prevent placing patients at risk. Drug Calculations for...