Best Practices in Midwifery Using the Evidence to Implement Change

ISBN-10: 0826108857

ISBN-13: 9780826108852

Edition: 2013

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"This book is one of those turning points that will make an enormous difference." Judith P. Rooks, CNM, MS, MPHAuthor of "Midwifery and Childbirth in America""This book provides a well-rounded examination of the issues we face in using evidence to inform our everyday clinical decisions...The authors have gathered current evidence and created practice scenarios to help the reader visualize EBP in action." From the Foreword by Holly Powell Kennedy, CNM, PhD, FACNM, FAANPresident, American College of Nurse MidwivesHelen Varney Professor of MidwiferyYale University School of NursingNurse-midwives often find themselves in situations where current research-based treatment conflicts with established practices that may be ineffective or even harmful. This text provides a roadmap for nurse-midwives who strive to implement change through evidence-based practice by presenting the most current evidence-based research on the care of childbearing women. It is the only book about evidence-based practice for nurse-midwives that encompasses the most controversial areas of practice. The text incorporates the foundations of midwifery and the midwifery model of care throughout.The book discusses the use of electronic databases in examining evidence and identifying best practices. It considers how the current workforce environment affects the practice of nurse-midwifery, and describes evidence-based practices in the care of childbearing women. Each chapter reviews current literature, describes contemporary practices and explores whether these practices are based on scientific evidence. Case studies enhance the examination of evidence and the identification of best practices. Key Features:Focuses on scientific evidence as the framework for the practice of nurse-midwifery Incorporates the hallmarks of midwifery and the midwifery model of care Examines practices that are in conflict with scientific evidence Provides guidance for practicing nurse-midwives in implementing best practices based upon scientific evidence
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Springer
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Evidence-Based Maternity Care: The External Environment
Evaluating and Using the Evidence
The Evidence for Providing the Midwifery Workforce
Evidence-Based Best Practices in the Care of the Childbearing Woman
Centering Pregnancy: An Evidence-Based Model of Prenatal Care
Therapeutic Presence and Continuous Labor Support: Hallmarks of Nurse-Midwifery
Home Birth: Evidence and Controversy
The Birth Center: Innovation in Evidence-Based Midwifery Care
Evidence-Based Practices to Promote, Support, and Protect Breastfeeding
Mental Health During Childbearing: The Evidence for the Midwifery Model of Care
The Intrapartal Period: The Conflict of Evidence and Practice
Management of Prelabor Rupture of the Membranes at Term: Using the Evidence
Tethering in Labor: The Effect of Current Practices on the Normalcy of Labor
Untethering in Labor: Using the Evidence for Best Practice
The Limits of Choice: Elective Induction and Cesarean Birth on Maternal Request
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: Emotion and Reason
The Second Stage of Labor: Using the Evidence to Protect Normal Birth
Postpartum Hemorrhage: Best Practices in Management
Index
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