Transformative Nursing in the NICU

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Transformative Nursing in the NICU

SKU# 9780826196576

Trauma-Informed Age-Appropriate Care

Author: Mary Coughlin RN, MS, NNP


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This innovative text for Neonatal Nurses and NICU clinicians introduces new, evidence-based care protocols proven to mitigate or reduce the profound morbidities and subsequent developmental challenges that afflict newborns in the NICU. The book reframes the concept of developmentally supportive care to trauma-informed, age-appropriate care of the hospitalized premature infant. Aimed at transforming NICU practice, the book links developmental care to quality standards and Joint Commission requirements. The text is also unique in its provision of engaging online learning activities that facilitate the translation of content into clinical practice, whereby the user can also earn CEUs.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 13, 2014
  • Page Count 198
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826196576
  • EISBN 9780826196583

Table of Contents 

Foreword by Jean Watson


Section I Quality Healthcare: Global Initiative

Chapter 1 – Quality Health Care

Chapter 2 - Vulnerability of the Premature & Hospitalized Infant

Chapter 3 – Trauma Informed Age Appropriate Care

Chapter 4 - Evidence Based Care

Chapter 5 – The Importance of Nursing’s Legacy of Caring in the NICU

Section II - Core Measures for Trauma-informed, Age Appropriate Care

Chapter 6 - The Healing Environment

Chapter 7 - Protected Sleep

Chapter 8 - Age Appropriate Activities of Daily Living

Chapter 9 - Prevention and Management of Pain & Stress

Chapter 10 - Family-centered Care

Section III Application, Outcomes, Relevance

Chapter 11 –Integrating the Core Measures for Age-appropriate Care into the Culture of Care:

Chapter 12 - Implications for best practice in the NICU

Chapter 14 - Call to action – Summary


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