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Pharmacology for Midwives (2nd Edition)

The Evidence Base for Safe Practice

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Red Globe Press

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30 June 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...

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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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Unique approach, the only text on the market that focuses on, and provides an evidence base for, pharmacology for midwives
The new edition has been fully revised by the highly respected author, and now includes two completely new chapters on disorders of the immune system and recreational drugs
Comprehensive in scope, covers all the drug situations that a midwife is likely to encounter, as well as applications to practice

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.JordanAppendix I: Quick Reference for Major Drugs
Appendix II: Glossary.

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

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

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