Doctors, midwives and other professionals entering the field of postnatal care frequently feel ill-prepared for the task, and a lack of accessible and relevant learning resources can leave learning on the job as the only realistic option. This combined book and DVD resource has been specifically created to provide an accessible guide to the clinical problems those new to postnatal care will face: what to do, how to counsel parents, and how to manage the most common scenarios. Demystifying the transition into the field, it provides practical solutions, and access to relevant background information through extensive references. The accompanying DVD explores specific areas though audiovisual presentations, including jaundice, hypoglycaemia, common issues in newborn examinations and neonatal management of antenatally-detected renal tract dilation. Created by experienced consultant neonatologists and senior trainees who deal regularly with the recurrent themes of day-to-day newborn care, this groundbreaking resource will be essential reading and viewing for all doctors, midwives, nurses and other health professionals new to the field.
Table of Contents
The newborn check. Examination abnormalities. Scalp swelling. Abnormal red reflex. Preauricular skin tags. Facial nerve palsy. Tongue-tie. Cleft lip & palate. Fractured clavicle. Erb’s palsy. Single palmar crease. Breast swelling. Heart murmurs. Absent femorals. Abnormal hips. Two cord vessels. Umbilical hernia. Divarication of the recti. Inguinal hernia. Undescended testes. Hydroceles. Hypospadias. Talipes. Sacral dimple. Bruising. Birthmarks. Rashes. Clinical problems. Respiratory distress. Cyanosis. Tachycardia. Bradycardia. Sepsis. Jaundice. Hypoglycaemia. Poor feeding. Weight loss >10%. Vomiting. Jittery. Not passed urine. Bowels not opened. Sticky eyes. Redness around umbilical cord. Pink staining on nappy. Vaginal bleeding. Maternal thyroid disease. Maternal Hepatitis B. BCG vaccination. Vitamin K.