Assessment and Care of the Well Newborn / Edition 2

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Written and reviewed by both physicians and nurses, this resource uses a multidisciplinary approach to cover all aspects of care for the full-term, well newborn. Its highly accessible, outline format provides detailed guidance on assessment, delivery room management, transition and post-transition care, and commonly seen problems. Readers will find valuable guidance on the assessment of infections, nursery protocols, standardized physician standing orders, common drugs and their effect on breastfeeding, and much more. Abundant photographs and sketches illustrate various aspects of assessment.
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Reviewer: Ann Schwoebel, MSN, CRNP (University of Pennsylvania Health System)
Description: There has been a paucity of good reference texts regarding the care of the normal newborn. Fortunately, this first edition offers a comprehensive source on the subject. This textbook is published in a handbook format.
Purpose: The editors' intent is to create a guide in caring for the well newborn.
Audience: This handbook will appeal to a wide audience and is intended for anyone caring for well newborn infants, although I am certain that new nurses working in Level I nurseries will find it most beneficial.
Features: This text is divided into seven sections, each pertaining to a specific aspect of normal newborn care. It begins with the obstetric considerations in the management of the well newborn, delivery room management, and evaluation and care during the transitional period. The last four sections discuss the post-transition care, common problems, infections, and then discharge planning and follow-up. In addition, the appendix contains several information sheets that can be copied for distribution to parents. The result is a well-written, understandable textbook that offers sufficient detail to serve as an excellent reference for the most experienced practitioner, while maintaining the interest of those new to the field of neonatology/pediatrics. The one drawback is that the references are not current. Color photographs in the beginning of the text appear to be first generation and excellent in quality. This will serve as a reference guide to the practitioner. The index is comprehensive and easy to use.
Assessment: This textbook covering all aspects of well newborn care is recommended to anyone with an interest in providing care to the well newborn.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721603933
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/25/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 303,582
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Obstetric considerations in the management of the well newborn
1 Maternal factors affecting the newborn 3
2 Fetal assessment, labor, and delivery 27
Sect. 2 Delivery room management
3 Resuscitation of the newborn infant 43
4 Recognition and management of neonatal emergencies 57
Sect. 3 Evaluation and care of the newborn infant during the transitional period and beyond
5 Adaptation to extrauterine life and management during normal and abnormal transition 83
6 Birth injuries 110
7 Physical assessment of the newborn 119
Sect. 4 Post-transition care
8 Feeding the newborn 175
9 Routine care 198
10 Genetic screening 206
11 Circumcision 219
12 Immunizations 230
13 Legal issues 237
Sect. 5 Warning sings of common problems of the well newborn
14 Neonatal jaundice 245
15 Plethora and pallor 255
16 Approach to the infant at risk for hypoglycemia 261
17 The large-for-gestational-age and the small-for-gestational-age infant 267
18 Perinatal drug exposure 279
Sect. 6 Management of the infant at risk for perinatal infections
19 Bacterial infections 295
20 Viral infections 318
21 Isolation procedure 341
Sect. 7 Discharge planning and follow-up care
22 Parental preparation 349
23 Discharge assessment 358
24 Postdischarge care 368
App. A Parental advice guidelines for newborn care 370
App. B Medications and breast-feeding 378
App. C Normal laboratory values and conversion guides 384
App. D Standard normal newborn orders 390
App. E Parent education and postdischarge care forms 391
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