TPM The Practising Midwife Feature Articles

Article Of The Month: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Sids) – Our Finest Hour?

ARTICLE OF THE MONTH Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS): Our finest hour? Unexplained infant deaths have reached the lowest level on record in England and Wales 212 deaths in 2014, a rate of 0.3 deaths per 1,000 live births (Office for National Statistics [ONS] 2016). Here, I trace this remarkable public health success story, consider […]

Read More
TPM The Practising Midwife Feature Articles

Stillbirth rates improving but overall neonatal mortality almost unchanged

Stillbirth rates improving but overall neonatal mortality almost unchanged The latest MBRRACE-UK report finds that the stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost 8% over the period 2013 to 2015 but still short of the current Government ambition to halve the rates of stillbirth and neonatal death in England by 2030. MBBRACE-UK* (2017) […]

Read More
Articles - Advancing Practice - The Practising Midwife

Reducing maternal sepsis

ADVANCING PRACTICE Intrapartum Care / Mortality Reducing maternal sepsis Despite significant advances in the diagnosis and management of sepsis, sepsis in the puerperium remains an important cause of maternal death (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) 2012). To ensure the best outcome for women who are septic, timely diagnosis and treatment is required, together […]

Read More
Articles - Advancing Practice - The Practising Midwife

From pregnancy to palliative care: advancing professional midwifery practice?

ADVANCING PRACTICE Mortality From pregnancy to palliative care: advancing professional midwifery practice? Historically midwives may have not considered palliative care as a part of their professional role. Enhanced technologies and antenatal screening have broadened the boundaries of care. However do midwives truly embrace the philosophy of palliative care into their practice? This paper presents the […]

Read More
Articles - Advancing Practice - The Practising Midwife

The Power of Two: Reflections on the MBRRACE-UK maternal and perinatal deaths reports and the London Maternity Strategic Clinical Network

ADVANCING PRACTICE Mortality The power of two: Reflections on the MBRRACE-UK maternal and perinatal deaths reports and the London Maternity Strategic Clinical Network The UK maternal mortality rate is 10 per 100,000 maternities and is falling. The decrease is due to fewer deaths from direct causes; there has been no significant change in the indirect […]

Read More

Signup for Newsletter

Register your email to keep up to date with the latest information directly to you.

Translate »