Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care

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Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care

SKU# 9780826109750

Fifth Edition

Author: Carole Kenner PhD, RNC-NIC, NNP, FAAN

Editors: Carole Kenner PhD, RNC-NIC, NNP, FAAN Judy Lott DSN, RN, BC-NNP, FAAN


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This 'classic' has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the most up-to-date research findings and strategies for providing cost-effective and evidence-based care. New chapters address emerging infections, the late preterm infant, and neonatal care from a global perspective. Included are updated neonatal care protocols and procedures, neuroprotective risk factors, new treatments, and new trends in developmental care. Text integrates the Institute of Medicine's (10M) five competencies, reflects the Affordable Healthcare Act and the Robert Wood Johnson and 10M report "The Future of Nursing."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 21, 2013
  • Page Count 1026
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826109750
  • EISBN 9780826109767

Table of Contents 

Unit I: Prenatal Considerations and Care

Chapter 1: Fetal Development: Environmental Influences and Critical Periods (36) Cindy M. Little

Chapter 2: Prenatal, Intrapartal, and Postpartal Risk Factors (37) Beverly Bowers

Unit II: Intrapartal and Newborn Care

Chapter 3: Resuscitation and Stabilization of the Newborn and Infant (38) Gail A. Bagwell

Chapter 4: Assessment of the Newborn and Infant (39) Terri A. Cavaliere and Debra A. Sansoucie

Chapter 5: Normal Term Newborn (N/A) Cheryl Riley, Becky Spencer, and Lyn S. Prater

Unit III: Systems Assessment and Management of Disorders

Chapter 6: Respiratory System (1) Thomas D. Soltau and Waldemar A. Carlo

Chapter 7: Cardiovascular System (3) Judy Wright Lott

Chapter 8: Gastrointestinal System (5) Sheryl J Montrowl

Chapter 9: Metabolic System (6) Laura A. Stokowski

Chapter 10: Endocrine System (7) Laura A. Stokowski

Chapter 11: Immune System (9) Mary Beth Bodin

Chapter 12: Integumentary System (4) Carolyn Houska Lund and Joanne McManus Kuller

Chapter 13: Hematologic System (10) Gail A. Bagwell

Chapter 14: Musculoskeletal System (11) Joyce M. Butler

Chapter 15: Neurologic System (12) Georgia R. Ditzenberger and Susan T. Blackburn

Chapter 16: Auditory System (13) Kathleen Haubrich

Chapter 17: Ophthalmic System (14) Lori Baas Rubarth and Debra M. Parker

Chapter 18: Genitourinary System (8) Leslie A. Parker

Unit IV: Special Considerations

Chapter 19: Fluids, Electrolytes, Vitamins, and Minerals (15) Sergio DeMarini and Linda L. Rath

Chapter 20: Nutrition Management of Premature Infants (from 3E) Diane M. Anderson


NUTRITION: Physiologic Basis of Metabolism & Management of Enteral & Parenteral Nutrition

Chapter 21: Neonatal and Infant Pharmacology (16) Beth Shields

Chapter 22: Simulation: Emerging Technologies in Newborn Care (NEW CHAPTER) Jennifer Arnold

Chapter 23: Pain the Newborn and Infant (17) Marlene Walden

Chapter 24: Fetal Minimally Invasive Therapy (18) Jody A. Farrell

Chapter 25: Surgical Considerations in the Newborn and Infant (19) Kaye Spence

Chapter 26: Emerging Infections (NEW CHAPTER) Kathryn R. McLean

Unit V: Vulnerable Populations

Chapter 27: Newborn or Infant Transplant Patient (20) Linda MacKenna Ikuta and Kathleen P Juco

Chapter 28: Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Infant (22) Shahirose Premji

Chapter 29: Late Preterm Infant (NEW CHAPTER) Maureen F. McCourt

Unit VI: Environmental Health and Family-Centered Care in the NICU and Beyond

Chapter 30: Neurobehavioral Development (23) Diane Holditch-Davis and Susan Tucker Blackburn

Chapter 31: The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Environment (24) Leslie Altimier and Robert D. White

Chapter 32: Family: Essential Partner in Care (25) Jacqueline M. McGrath

Chapter 33: Palliative and End-of-Life Care (4E 26&27 combined) Carole Kenner

Chapter 34: Complementary and Integrative Therapies (28) Nadine A. Kassity-Krich and Jamieson E. Jones

Chapter 35: Post discharge Care of the Newborn, Infant, and Families (29) Marina Boykova, Carole Kenner, and Susan Ellerbee

Unit VII: Neonatal Care in the New Millennium: Challenges and Opportunities

Chapter 36: Trends in Neonatal Care Delivery (30) Carole Kenner and Jana L. Pressler

Chapter 37: Neonatal Care Using Informatics (31) Susan K. Newbold, Willa H. Drummond,, and Tony C. Carnes

Chapter 38: Human Genetics and Genomics: Impact on Neonatal Care (32) Judith A. Lewis

Chapter 39: Trends in Neonatal Research and Evidence-Based Practice (33) Lynda Law Wilson and Kathleen R. Stevens

Chapter 40: Legal and Ethical Issues in Neonatal Care (34) Tanya Sudia-Robinson

Chapter 41: Neonatal Care from a Global Perspective (NEW CHAPTER) Carole Kenner and Marina Boykova

Chapter 42: Competency-Based Education and Continued Competency (35) Debra A. Sansoucie

Unit VIII: Neonatal Diagnostic & Care Protocols :

1) Diagnostic Processes, Samual Mooneyham

2) Developmental Care, Caitlin Bradley and Rachel Ritter

3) Transport, Dorothy M. Mullaney

4) PICC Lines, Elizabeth L. Sharpe

5) Age Appropriate Care of Premature and Hospitalized Infants, Mary E. Coughlin

6) Competency Based Education in Neonatal Nursing, Wakako Eklund

7) Exchange Transfusion, Gail A. Bagwell

8) Management of Jaundice in Newborn Nurseries, Gail A. Bagwell

9) Whole Body Cooling, Georgia R. Ditzenberger and Susan T. Blackburn

Appendix: Preconception and Pregnancy Risk Factors and Risk Reduction Strategies Resources Merry K. Moos

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