Antenatal Care

Antenatal Care

  To orient the participant to key concepts in antenatal care (ANC), including the importance of focused (goal-directed) ANC. Objective By the end of this course, the participant will be able to: Discuss the global significance of ANC in light of the new model of focused (goal-directed) ANC Explain the goals and principles of focused (goal-directed) ANC Describe the elements of a focused (goal-directed) assessment Explain the importance of screening for problems, rather than for the prediction of problems, in focused (goal-directed) ANC Describe…

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Systematic mixed-methods review of interventions, outcomes and experiences for imprisoned pregnant women

Journal of Advanced Nursing Judith Shaw BSc MA RM/RGN Senior Lecturer*, Soo Downe MSc PhD RM Professor of Midwifery Studies and Carol Kingdon BA MA PhD Senior Research Fellow Article first published online: 6 JAN 2015 DOI: 10.1111/jan.12605 Abstract Aims To review published studies reporting maternity experiences and outcomes for pregnant incarcerated women and their babies. Background Numbers of women in prison have increased in many countries. Imprisoned women who are pregnant are particularly vulnerable and…

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Kenya: Philips introduces ultra sound machine in Kenya to aid pregnant women

Philips has introduced an innovative mobile ultra sound system (VISIQ) that aims at bringing high quality, affordable healthcare to pregnant mothers in Kenya. Ulrich Klaus, Philips’ Business Development Manager said in Nairobi that the VISIQ provides high quality images for expectant mothers wherever care is taking place. “Small outpatient clinics or community centers can carry out comprehensive obstetric and abdominal scans themselves rather than referring patients to regional ultrasound centers,” he said. This, he added,…

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