Assessment and Care of the Well Newborn / Edition 2

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Offering a multidisciplinary approach in an accessible outline format, this practical handbook covers all aspects of care for the full-term, well newborn. Written and reviewed by both physicians and nurses, this new edition presents explanations of the events surrounding delivery, the processes necessary to identify newborns that deviate from the norm, the immediate interventions and care required in these situations, and routine care considerations frequently encountered in caring for these infants. Detailed guidance is provided on assessment, delivery room management, transition and post-transition care, and commonly seen problems. Readers will also find information on the assessment of infections, nursery protocols, standardized physician standing orders, and common drugs and their effect on breastfeeding.

• A multi-disciplinary approach to care of the well newborn features contributions from both nurses and physicians.
• Discussions cover the processes necessary to identify newborns who deviate from normal, as well as the immediate interventions and care required in these situations.
• Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage is provided on the assessment and management of viral and bacterial infections.
• An outline format is used for easy referencing and clinical guidance.

• The latest updates on guidelines and procedures are provided — including neonatal hearing screening and resuscitation.
• Up-to-date reference information includes growth charts, current immunization recommendations, and genetic screening.
• The most current recommended therapies are presented for viral and bacterial infection diagnosis, management, and treatment.
• The latest technology information for fetal assessment includes the fetal doppler and fetal pulse oximeter.
• Content addresses the most up-to-date effects of epidurals on maternal temperature and the implication for newborn infection evaluations.

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Editorial Reviews

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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: 652,371
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Obstetrical Considerations in the Management of the Well Newborn
1. Maternal Factors Affecting the Newborn
2. Fetal Assessment, Labor, and Delivery
Section II: Delivery Room Management
3. Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant
4. Recognition and Management of Neonatal Emergencies
Section III: Evaluation and Care of the Newborn Infant during the Transitional Period
5. Adaptation to Extrauterine Life and Management During Normal and Abnormal Transition
6. Birth Injury
7. Physical Assessment of the Newborn
Section IV: Post-Transition Care
8. Feeding the Newborn
9. Routine Care
10. Genetic Screening
11. Circumcision
12. Immunizations
13. Legal Issues
Section V: Common Problems of the Term Newborn
14. Jaundice
15. Plethora and Pallor
16. Approach to the Infant at Risk for Hypoglycemia
17. The Large-for-Gestational Age and the Small-for-Gestational-Age Infant
18. Perinatal Drug Exposure
Section VI: Management of the Infant at risk for Perinatal Infections
19. Bacterial Infections
20. Viral Infections
21. Isolation Procedures
Section VII: Discharge Planning and Follow-Up Care
22. Parental Preparation
23. Discharge Assessment
24. Post Discharge Care
Section VIII: Appendix
A. Parent Advice Guidelines for Newborn Care
B. Medications and Breast Feeding
C. Normal Laboratory Values and Conversion Guides
D. Standard Normal Newborn Orders

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