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GUIDELINE COMMENTARY Prevention and management of postpartum haemorrhage   


Alys Einion

Associate Professor of Midwifery at Swansea University

2017;20(5):30-33

 (May 2017)


This commentary examines a recent ‘Green Top’ guideline from the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, (RCOG) Green-Top Guideline No 52, Prevention and management of postpartum haemorrhage (Mavrides et al 2016)
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GUIDELINE COMMENTARY The management of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy and hyperemesis gravidarum


Alys Einion

Associate Professor of Midwifery at Swansea University

 (October 2016)


This month, Alys Einion welcomes the RCOG guideline on nausea and vomiting and hyperemesis gravidarum, which recommends a holistic approach, but she questions the advice not to use hypnosis and the recommendation – but lack of guidance – as to the use of the herbal remedy, ginger.
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The national maternity review: The four C's: Choice, Continuity of carer, Communication and Continuous quality improvement


Victoria Morgan

Founder of an organisation which facilitates clinical networks for maternity services

 (June 2016)


In this article, Victoria Morgan looks at the recent National maternity review and picks out some encouraging implications.
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GUIDELINE COMMENTARY MBRRACE - Confidential enquiries into maternal death


Hannah Rogers

Practice development midwife/trainee consultant midwife at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital

 (April 2016)


'Saving lives, improving mothers' care - surveillance of maternal deaths in the UK 2011-2013 and lessons learned to inform maternity care 2009-2013'. Knight et al (2015). Guideline commentary takes its place alongside Cochrane corner and Research unwrapped as part of our evidence series. The aim of Guideline commentary is to support you to critique and utilise newly published guidelines, enabling translation of appropriate recommendations to practice. The objective is to scrutinise recent guidelines to encourage an understanding of the key issues, recommendations and midwifery practice implications. This month, Hannah Rogers looks at the new MBRRACE report and is struck by the addition of mental health disorders as a cause of death. She also considers the proportion of women who suffer morbidity.
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GUIDELINE COMMENTARY ‘Hands on or hands off’ The management of third and fourth degree perineal tears, third edition Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) (2015a) Green-top guideline, 29


Tracey Cooper

Consultant midwife at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust

 (February 2016)


This is a new standard series to supplement our Cochrane Corner and Research Unwrapped evidence series. The aim of Guideline commentary is to support you to critique and utilise newly published guidelines enabling translation of appropriate recommendations to practice. The objective is to scrutinise recent guidelines to encourage an understanding of the key issues, recommendations and midwifery practice implications.
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