Neonatal Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practiceby American Nurses Association, National Association of Neonatal Nurses, Ana
Pub. Date: 01/15/2004
Neonatal nursing is a rapidly developing and highly specialized area of practice whose practitioners are committed to the care of neonates, infants up to one year of age, and their families from birth and hospitalization through discharge and follow-up care. Sick newborns need the attention of such specialized nurse experts: this book encapsulates that expertise.
A foundational book for every neonatal nurse and related health care professional, Neonatal Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice articulates the essentials of neonatal nursing, its activities and accountabilities - the who, what, when, where, and how of its practice - at all care levels and settings. it is a vital resource for the nurses who, in their care of neonates and infants and their families, must understand the complexities of newborn disease processes, state-of-the-art technology, ethical issues, and families under stress.
While aimed primarily at neonatal nurses who are in practice or involved in basic and continuing nursing education, Neonatal Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice is also an essential resource for other professionals in related healthcare work, including other care providers, researchers and scholars, and those involved in funding, legal, policy, and regulatory activities.
Table of Contents
Underlying Assumptions ix
Standards of Neonatal Nursing Practice x
Neonatal Nursing Scope of Practice 1
Practice Characteristics 1
Practice Environment, Education, Certification, and Roles 3
Future Considerations 6
Standards of Neonatal Nursing Practice
Standards of Practice for Neonatal Nursing 9
Outcome Identification 11
Coordination of Care 14
Health Teaching and Health Promotion 15
Prescriptive Authority and Treatment 16
Standards of Professional Performance for Neonatal Nursing 19
Quality of Practice 19
Professional Practice Evaluation 21
Resource Utilization 26
Provisions of the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses 35