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Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care

SKU# 9780826109750

Fifth Edition

Author: Carole Kenner PhD, NNP, FAAN


  • Judy Lott DSN, RN, BC-NNP, FAAN
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This book provides a complete look at neonatal healthcare delivery. This edition includes discussions of contemporary topics of interest, such as informatics, genetics, global health, and family-centered care, which are vital to providers caring for neonates today. The case studies and the evidence-based practice dialogues at the end of each chapter provide great opportunities for further reflection. The book is useful to a wide audience in nursing, including undergraduate and graduate nursing students, practicing neonatal and pediatric nurses, and advanced practice nurses who care for neonates." Score: 92, 4 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews

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."

The text continues to provide neonatal care from a physiologic and pathophysiologic approach, with a major emphasis on nursing management at the bedside and advanced practice level. Each neonatal body system is presented, along with E-B interventions to assist in understanding the 'why' behind what is seen in the clinical area. Integrative management is threaded through the text along with extensive research findings to support practice strategies and rationales for sound clinical decision-making. Topics of recent interest include iatrogenic complications, neonatal pain, use of computers or other technology in neonatal care, and neonatal AIDS. Case studies enhance understanding of both common and rare neonatal conditions.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • New chapters: emerging infections, the late preterm infant, and neonatal care from a global perspective
  • Updated neonatal care protocols and procedures, neuroprotective factors, new treatment modalities and new trends in developmental care
  • Tackles the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  • Addresses the expansion of the nurse's role in the US and worldwide
  • Provides case studies that lead the reader through the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of common and rare neonatal conditions

Product Details 

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

About The Author(s) 

Carole A. Kenner, PhD, NNP, RN, FAAN, is nationally and internationally renowned for her policy-setting work to establish rights of the neonate, standards for neonatal care, and the reduction of infant mortality worldwide. She is the College of New Jersey’s Carol Kuser Loser Dean of the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science, and has held many titles, including Dean/Professor, School of Nursing, and Associate Dean, Bouve College of Health Sciences, at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, and Adjunct Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. She also serves as President, Consultants with Confidence, Inc., West Roxbury, MA; Consultant, Excelsior University Online Program, Albany, NY; and Trainer, End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium in Pediatric Palliative Care (ELNEC), Washington, DC. She has published over 75 peer-reviewed journal articles, 30 books, and at least 80 book chapters. Dr. Kenner has participated as PI, Co-PI or Consultant on nearly 60 research grants. She is a member of four honorary organizations, including the AAN (elected 1994) and many others. Dr. Kenner is a member of numerous review panels, editorial boards, and consultant groups.

Judy Wright Lott, PhD, BC-NNP, RN, FAAN, is Dean, Baylor University School of Nursing (TX) since 2002. She was a Neonatal NP (NNP) 2004-2005; Associate Professor of Nursing and Director of NNP Specialty, at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing (1996-2002); and Assistant Professor, Neonatal Graduate specialty, University of Florida College of Nursing (1986-1990). She has worked in the clinical setting in various capacities since 1976. From 1992–1996, she was the NNP Service Director/Associate Professor of Nursing (joint appointment) at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, where she also was responsible for the administration of the NNP Service of the Level III NICU (1992-1996); and NNP Coordinator, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, where she was responsible for 12 NNPs. Dr. Lott was inducted into the AAN (2003), the AACN Fuld Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (2003-2004), and Visiting Professor for the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (2001). She has co-authored three editions of Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing with Dr. Kenner.

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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