Assessment and Care of the Well Newborn / Edition 1

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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: 9780721661421
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/14/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 7.26 (w) x 10.12 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

OBSTETRIC CONSIDERATIONS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THE WELL NEWBORN · Maternal Factors Affecting the Newborn · Fetal Assessment, Labor and Delivery · DELIVERY ROOM MANAGEMENT · Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant · Recognition and Management of Other Emergencies at Delivery · EVALUATION AND CARE OF THE NEWBORN INFANT DURING THE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD AND BEYOND · Adaptation to Extrauterine Life and Management During Transition · Abnormal Transition · Physical Assessment of the Newborn · POST TRANSITION CARE · Feeding the Newborn · Routine Care · Abnormal Physical Findings · Genetic Screening · Circumcision · Immunizations · Legal Issues · COMMON PROBLEMS OF THE TERM NEWBORN · Neonatal Jaundice · Plethora and Pallor · Infant of Diabetic Mother and Large for Gestational Age (LGA) Infant · Small for Gestational Age (SGA) Infant · Perinatal Drug Exposure · MANAGEMENT OF THE INFANT AT RISK FOR PERINATAL INFECTIONS · Bacterial Infections · Viral Infections · Isolation Procedures · DISCHARGE PLANNING AND FOLLOW-UP CARE · Parental Preparation · Medical Evaluation for Discharge · Post Discharge Care · APPENDICES · Parent Advice Sheets for Newborn Care · Physical Care · Feeding · Elimination Patterns and Diapers · Infant Behavior · Recognizing Illness · Safety and Environment · Medication and Breastfeeding · Normal Laboratory Value and Conversion Guides · Standard Normal Newborn Orders · Commonly Used Abbreviations in Obstetric and Neonatalogy
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