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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. Praise for the first edition: 'An excellent book, It is well written and readable. Contains excellent information and is well researched and referenced. The practice points/implications for practice and case studies are relevant and enhance the book. I will be strongly recommending it to the units as well as to students and qualified staff, Drs could also benefit from reading this. Well Done. - Mrs V R Morse, School of Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan 'A much needed& long overdue text which focuses on pharmacology in the midwifery setting. Well laid out& easy to read. A must for every student& practising midwifery.' - Mrs Glenys McGuire, Department of Midwifery, University of Huddersfield 'This is an excellent and very useful textbook. I was delighted to read through it - valuable contents.' - Mrs Linda Javncey, Department of Nursing& Midwifery, University of Stirling 'Extensive evidence based resource that students can use from the beginning of their career right into practice' - Mrs Maggie Prain, School of Women's Health Studies, UCE Birmingham CONTENTS 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.Jordan Appendix I: Quick Reference for Major Drugs Appendix II: Glossary SUE JORDAN is Reader in Nursing and Midwifery at the School of Health and Human Science at Swansea University, UK
June 30, 2010
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