Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing: A Physiologic Perspective / Edition 2

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This solid resource provides a comprehensive examination of neonatal nursing management from a physiologic and pathophysiologic approach. It features a complete physiologic and embryonic foundation for each neonatal system, as well as coverage of associated risk factors, genetics, critical periods of development, nutrition, and parenting.

Key Features:

  • A collaborative approach encompassing medical, surgical, and psychosocial care is emphasized.
  • The most up-to-date research findings demonstrate the rationales for practice strategies and clinical decision making.
  • Appropriate diagnostic tests and their interpretation are discussed in each system chapter.
  • The family in the continuum of care is emphasized — including the changing family unit and the sibling’s adaptation to a new family member.
  • In depth discussions of each organ system include assessment and management strategies, complications, and new technologies.

"The 2nd edition continues to look at neonatal nursing management from a physiologic/pathophysiologic perspective ...covers medical, surgical, & psychosocial care; diagnostic tests & their interpretation; and ethical issues."

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Michelle D. Davis, BSN, RN (Medical University of South Carolina)
Description: This book provides a wide range of information to advance practice nurses as well as any health professional working in the field of neonatology.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide comprehensive, currently relevant information on a variety of topics that are crucial to the care of neonates. The objectives put forth by the author were clearly outlined and substantially covered. The use of the most current resources and research lends to the validity of each subject.
Audience: This book is designed for use by advanced practice nurses but proves to be a valuable tool for any healthcare professional caring for neonates. As a staff nurse, I feel the addition of this book will enhance our reference library.
Features: This edition covers a wide variety of topics including neonatal development and assessment, recent trends and research, and the need for and development of follow-up care. The use of tables, illustrations and the accompanying CD-ROM add to the book's value and usefulness.
Assessment: As science and technology continue to increase the survival rate and improve the quality of life of our sickest patients, the need for current and reliable resources is crucial. This book covers complex information and presents it in an informative and nonbiased manner. Many books present the clinical application and indication for treatment of neonates but omit the human factor. This book does a nice balancing act discussing the families' and healthcare workers' points of view and how they ultimately impact outcome and steer future practice.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721665351
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/1/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1075
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 11.31 (h) x 1.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Neonatal Nursing Care in the New Health Care Delivery Environment
Ch. 2 Regionalization in Today's Health Care Delivery System
Ch. 3 Evidence-Based Neonatal Nursing Practice
Ch. 4 Legal and Ethical Issues of Neonatal Care
Ch. 5 Collaborative Research in Neonatal Nursing
Ch. 6 Competency-Based Education in Neonatal Nursing
Ch. 7 Family-Centered Care
Ch. 8 When a Baby Dies: Caring for Bereaved Families
Ch. 9 Hospice and Palliative Care
Ch. 10 Human Genetics and Implications for Neonatal Care
Ch. 11 Fetal Development: Environmental Influences and Critical Periods
Ch. 12 High-Risk Pregnancy
Ch. 13 Fetal Therapy
Ch. 14 Effects of Labor on the Fetus and Neonate
Ch. 15 Resuscitation and Stabilization of the Newborn
Ch. 16 Management of the NICU Environment
Ch. 17 Newborn and Infant Neurobehavioral Development
Ch. 18 Monitoring Neonatal Biophysical Parameters in a Developmentally Supportive Environment
Ch. 19 Computer Technology Use in Newborn and Infant Nursing
Ch. 20 Newborn and Infant Assessment
Ch. 21 Assessment and Management of Neonatal Respiratory System Disorders
Ch. 22 New Technologies Applied to the Management of the Respiratory System
Ch. 23 Assessment and Management of the Cardiovascular System
Ch. 24 Fluids, Electrolytes, Vitamins, and Trace Minerals
Ch. 25 Nutrition: Physiologic Basis of Metabolism and Management of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
Ch. 26 Assessment and Management of the Gastrointestinal System
Ch. 27 Assessment and Management of the Metabolic System
Ch. 28 Assessment and Management of the Endocrine System
Ch. 29 Assessment and Management of the Immune System
Ch. 30 Assessment and Management of the Hematologic System
Ch. 31 Assessment and Management of the Neurologic System
Ch. 32 Assessment and Management of the Musculoskeletal System
Ch. 33 Assessment and Management of the Genitourinary System
Ch. 34 Assessment and Management of the Integumentary System
Ch. 35 Assessment and Management of the Auditory System
Ch. 36 Assessment and Management of the Ophthalmic System
Ch. 37 Assessment and Management of the Surgical Newborn and Infant
Ch. 38 Assessment and Management of the Newborn and Infant Undergoing Transplantation
Ch. 39 Assessment and Management of the Substance-Exposed Newborn and Infant
Ch. 40 Care of the Extremely-Low-Birth-Weight Infant
Ch. 41 Diagnostic Processes
Ch. 42 Identification, Management, and Prevention of Newborn/Infant Pain
Ch. 43 Principles of Newborn and Infant Drug Therapy
Ch. 44 Complementary Therapies
Ch. 45 Systematic Assessment and Home Follow-Up: A Basis for Monitoring the Newborn and Infant's Integration into the Family
Ch. 46 Transition to Home
Ch. 47 Home and Community Based Care
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