The result of collaboration between AWHONN, NANN, and AACN, this valuable reference provides essential knowledge on today8217;s neonatal intensive care nursing practice. Beginning with an overview of obstetric care and the infant in transition to extrauterine life, it proceeds into more in-depth coverage of the most common neonatal disorders and their management. Presented in a concise and consistent outline format, each chapter walks readers through the neonatal condition including the definition, etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments, and outcomes. It8217;s also ideal as a study guide for those wishing to prepare for certification examinations in neonatal intensive care nursing.
- The concise, outline format provides access to important nursing considerations associated with the management of the most common conditions in the neonate.
- Content provides all of the necessary information to prepare for the neonatal intensive care nursing certification examination.
- Information on families, ethics, legal issues, research, case management, and the transition to home reflects the full scope of neonatal nursing practice.
- New chapters on Fluid and Electrolyte Management, Glucose Management, and Laboratory and Diagnostic Test Interpretation provide important care considerations on the management of the neonate.
- A new chapter on Families in Crisis focuses on how nurses can intervene with families experiencing a crisis due to the birth of the preterm, sick full term, or loss of an infant.
- A new chapter on Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Infant provides an overview of the risk factors, typical problems, long-term outcomes, and potential complications.