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Assessment and Care of the Well Newborn, 2nd ed - Thureen

Assessment and Care of the Well Newborn, 2nd ed

By: Thureen

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Published: 11th May 2004
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Offering a multidisciplinary approach in an accessible outline format, this practical handbook covers all aspects of care for the full-term, well newborn. Written and reviewed by both physicians and nurses, this new edition presents explanations of the events surrounding delivery, the processes necessary to identify newborns that deviate from the norm, the immediate interventions and care required in these situations, and routine care considerations frequently encountered in caring for these infants. Detailed guidance is provided on assessment, delivery room management, transition and post-transition care, and commonly seen problems. Readers will also find information on the assessment of infections, nursery protocols, standardized physician standing orders, and common drugs and their effect on breastfeeding.

  • A multi-disciplinary approach to care of the well newborn features contributions from both nurses and physicians.
  • Discussions cover the processes necessary to identify newborns who deviate from normal, as well as the immediate interventions and care required in these situations.
  • Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage is provided on the assessment and management of viral and bacterial infections.
  • An outline format is used for easy referencing and clinical guidance.


  • The latest updates on guidelines and procedures are provided - including neonatal hearing screening and resuscitation.
  • Up-to-date reference information includes growth charts, current immunization recommendations, and genetic screening.
  • The most current recommended therapies are presented for viral and bacterial infection diagnosis, management, and treatment.
  • The latest technology information for fetal assessment includes the fetal doppler and fetal pulse oximeter.
  • Content addresses the most up-to-date effects of epidurals on maternal temperature and the implication for newborn infection evaluations.

Obstetrical Considerations in the Management of the Well Newborn
Maternal Factors Affecting the Newborn
Fetal Assessment, Labor, and Delivery
Delivery Room Management
Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant
Recognition and Management of Neonatal Emergencies
Evaluation and Care of the Newborn Infant during the Transitional Period
Adaptation to Extrauterine Life and Management During Normal and Abnormal Transition
Birth Injury
Physical Assessment of the Newborn
Post-Transition Care
Feeding the Newborn
Routine Care
Genetic Screening
Circumcision
Immunizations
Legal Issues
Common Problems of the Term Newborn
Jaundice
Plethora and Pallor
Approach to the Infant at Risk for Hypoglycemia
The Large-for-Gestational Age and the Small-for-Gestational-Age Infant
Perinatal Drug Exposure
Management of the Infant at risk for Perinatal Infections
Bacterial Infections
Viral Infections
Isolation Procedures
Discharge Planning and Follow-Up Care
Parental Preparation
Discharge Assessment
Post Discharge Care
Appendix
Parent Advice Guidelines for Newborn Care
Medications and Breast Feeding
Normal Laboratory Values and Conversion Guides
Standard Normal Newborn Orders
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ISBN: 9780721603933
ISBN-10: 0721603939
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 11th May 2004
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 19.3  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised