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Care of the Newborn by Ten Teachers

1st Edition

Edited by Hilary Lumsden, Debbie Holmes


185 pages

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Caring for the well newborn is an essential element of everyday midwifery practice. Providing a comprehensive guide to the problems associated with newborn babies, Care of the Newborn by Ten Teachers is a key textbook for trainee midwives. The ten teachers involved in writing this book are drawn from all over the UK and bring together a wealth of experience in midwifery and neonatal nursing teaching and practice.

The emphasis is on caring for the normal neonate, with deviations from the normal threaded throughout. Taking a holistic approach, each chapter links theory and practice, with explicit reference to professional standards and guidelines. As well as infant feeding, skin care and thernal care practice, this book covers signs and causes of common problems such as jaundice, infections, respiratory problems, and birth injury, providing care and treatment strategies for the neonate and family.

This easy-to-follow full colour design, with superb diagrams and photographs and helpful features such as key points, case histories and chapters overviews, makes this essential reading for all student midwives, as well as those on post-qualifying courses in neonatal care. It is also a useful reference for practising midwives and neonatal nurses.

Table of Contents

Parenting: attachment, separation and loss

Transition to extrauterine life

Newborn screening and immunization

Examination of the newborn

Hereditary problems and genetics

Infant feeding

Neonatal skin care

Thermal care of the newborn

Care of the jaundiced baby

Infection in the newborn period

Neonatal respiratory problems

Neonatal withdrawal syndromes

Birth injury

Cultural and religious aspects of neonatal care

Teaching resuscitation to parents

Frequently asked questions

About the Editors

Hilary Lumsden RN RM BSc (Hons) MSC RMT ENB 405, Senior Lecturer Midwifery, University of Wolverhampton; and External Examiner, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.
Debbie Holmes RN RM BSc (Hons) PCGE (HE), Senior Lecturer Midwifery, University of Wolverhampton; and External Examiner, Kings College, London, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nursing / General
MEDICAL / Perinatology & Neonatology
MEDICAL / Reproductive Medicine & Technology