By Ian Peate, Cathy Hamilton

The Student’s consultant to turning into a Midwife is vital studying for all pupil midwives.

Now up to date to incorporate the most recent 2012 NMC Midwifery ideas and criteria and a new bankruptcy at the midwife and public wellbeing and fitness, this accomplished source offers a variety of need-to-know details for scholar midwives, including:

  • Effective conversation and documentation
  • Confidentiality
  • Interdisciplinary working
  • The basics of antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care
  • Assessment and exam of the new-born baby
  • Medicines
  • Public health
  • Clinical decision-making
  • Evidence-based practice

With case reviews, phrases of knowledge from present midwives and more than a few actions and self-test questions all through – making it effortless to profit and comprehend key options – The Student’s advisor to changing into a Midwife is the right spouse for college students all through their course.

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Within this, the midwife is expected to use professional judgement to make decisions that will enhance client care through her documentation. The NMC states in the Guidelines for Records and Record Keeping that it ‘is not a rule book that will p­rovide the answers to every question or issue that could ever arise’ (NMC 2005, p5). However, the i­ntention is that it should be used for guidance together with the Midwives’ Rules and Standards to strive for excellence in record keeping. The importance of accurate and contemporaneous record keeping cannot be overstated.

Whilst they might not have i­ ndividually breached any rules, their collective actions might have exacerbated the situation and actions of Midwife B which culminated in the serious incident. • • • • • What is your opinion of Midwife A’s standards of record keeping? Were there any actions that Midwife A could have taken to ensure that Sophie was reviewed by the obstetric registrar (or consultant) following her admission to the delivery suite? Were there any actions that the delivery suite co-ordinator could have taken to help the ­situation, given the high levels of clinical activity during the shift?

How did your record keeping compare with the contents of the feedback section? Reflect on this ­exercise and identify areas for further development. Effective Documentation Chapter 2 Record keeping: the extent of the current challenges The NMC is the statutory body which regulates the practice of nurses, midwives and specialist ­community public health nurses. The roles and functions of the NMC and how these impact on practitioners are explored in greater detail in Chapter 13 [ED: please check chapter cross-reference].

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