Fast Facts for the Neonatal Nurse

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Fast Facts for the Neonatal Nurse

SKU# 9780826168825

A Nursing Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell

Author: Michele R. Davidson PhD, CNM, CFN, RN

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This convenient and easy-to-use orientation reference and care guide provides new neonatal nurses and their preceptors with the core information they need to provide all aspects of safe, effective, holistic care to newborn infants and their families. Addressing the needs of both low-risk and high-risk infants, the guide presents specific, evidence-based interventions in consistently formatted chapters. A special "orientation guide" is featured in each chapter to acquaint the new neonatal nurse with essential information on procedures, policies, equipment, medications, and evidence-based protocols.

Content is divided into key topic areas including physiological adaptations to birth, newborn assessment and basic newborn care, newborn nutrition, common and high-risk neonatal conditions, special topics, and information based on a family-centered care model that addresses parent assessments, needs, and discharge instructions. Features such as Fast Facts in a Nutshell and tables with easy-to-read lab values and data reinforce information. Chapter objectives highlight procedures and policies to know as well as needed equipment, supplies, medications, and evidence-based protocols. Appendices include skills checklist, commonly used medications, abbreviations, and lab values. Pocket-sized and providing essential information at a glance, Fast Facts for the Neonatal Nurse is a useful guide to ensuring the highest quality of care for newborn infants and their families.

Key Features:

  • Provides essential information for new neonatal nurses and their preceptors in concise, consistent, easy-to-use format
  • Encompasses all aspects of effective, evidence-based, holistic care in all practice settings
  • Includes a special "orientation guide" and "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" in each chapter
  • Offers practice-relevant information for quick retrieval
  • Highlights Health Promotion and Discharge Teaching

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 15, 2014
  • Page Count 220
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826168825
  • EISBN 9780826168832

Table of Contents 

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

1. Physiological Adaptations to Birth 1

2. Initial Newborn Procedures 21

3. Comprehensive Newborn Exam 33

4. Newborn Nutrition 49

5. Common Conditions Occurring

in the Neonatal Period 65

6. High-Risk Neonatal Conditions 83

7. Caring for Infants With Birth Disorders

or Unexpected Outcomes 97

8. Special Topics for Neonatal Care 123

9. Families Facing Life-Altering Situations 137

10. Discharge and Health-Promotion

Teaching for Parents 147

11. Promoting Healthy Families in the Community 159