Pharmacology and prescribing

Marian Hunter, Deborah DAVIS

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Abstract

In this chapter, the scope of midwifery practice is discussed with respect to independent prescribing. The authors assume that readers have current pharmacology knowledge and a comprehensive knowledge of normal and complicated childbirth. The discussion in this chapter is limited to pharmaceutical medicines and does not cover the use of complementary or non-pharmaceutical therapies. The authors acknowledge that prescription of medicines is always evolving according to evidence, availability of pharmaceuticals and cost. Midwife prescribers have an obligation to maintain a current knowledge of the safety of medicines in pregnancy and lactation, and of preferred pharmaceuticals for particular conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMidwifery
Subtitle of host publicationPreparation for Practice
EditorsSally Pairman, Sally Tracy, Hannah Dahlen, Lesley Dixon
Place of PublicationChatswood, Australia
PublisherElsevier
Chapter31
Pages707-733
Number of pages27
Edition4
ISBN (Print)9780729543149, 9780729543156
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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    Hunter, M., & DAVIS, D. (2018). Pharmacology and prescribing. In S. Pairman, S. Tracy, H. Dahlen, & L. Dixon (Eds.), Midwifery: Preparation for Practice (4 ed., pp. 707-733). Elsevier.