Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition of Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing is a comprehensive, evidence-based text for nurses and midwives caring for sick newborn babies.
Written by and for nurses, it concentrates on the common problems occurring within the neonatal intensive care unit. This user-friendly text will enable nurses to recognise, rationalise and remedy these problems using both a multi-systems and an evidence-based approach. Individual chapters include:
Professional Development • Developmentally-focused Nursing Care • Resuscitation of the Newborn • Management of Thermal Stability • Management of Respiratory Disorders • Cardiovascular Management • Brain Injury in the Preterm Infant • Haematological Problems • Pain Management • Fluid and Electrolyte Balance • Nutritional management • Neonatal Infection • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures • Neonatal Anaesthesia • Surgical Aspects of Neonatal Intensive Care • Neonatal Transport • Family Support • Ethics and Neonatal Nursing • Medication in the Newborn • Death and Dying in the Neonatal Unit
It is essential reading for experienced nurses and midwives caring for sick newborn babies within the neonatal intensive care unit, for nurses undertaking qualifications in the specialism of neonatal nursing and for pre-registration students undertaking relevant modules or placements.
Table of Contents
1. Evidence based practice 2. Developmentally focussed nursing care 3. Families in NICU 4. Resuscitation of the newborn 5. Management of thermal stability 6. Management of respiratory disorders 7. Management of cardiovascular disorders 8. Neonatal brain injury 9. Management of haematological disorders 10. Management of neonatal pain 11. Fluid and electrolyte balance 12. Nutritional management in NICU 13. Neonatal infection 14. Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures 15. Neonatal anaesthesia 16. Neonatal surgery 17. Neonatal transport 18. Medication in the newborn 19. Bereavement in the NICU 20. Ethics and neonatal nursing
Glenys Boxwell is an Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner for Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. She was previously a senior lecturer at Homerton College, Cambridge.
'The second edition of this excellent text has been revised and updated to reflect the evolving evidence base for neonatal practice. It continues to be an essential resource for neonatal staff, containing comprehensive material on all aspects of neonatal intensive care' - Susanne Simmons, University of Brighton, UK
'Advances and changes in practice are a daily issue for health care professionals, particularly so in the field of neonatal intensive care. For this reason the new edition of this well-used text is welcomed. It presents a structure for understanding the specialised delivery of care that neonatal nurses, advanced nurse practitioners, midwives and child health nurses need to grasp and use in daily practice. The chapters are highly motivational…evidenced with relevant references that can be followed through into links with the Internet. Importantly it is well structured and easy to read, involving the reader with topical questions and care scenarios.' - Barbara Weller, Editor, Infant, UK
'Written by nurses for nurses, this thoroughly enjoyable book is an essential resource for the bookshelf in every neonatal unit.' - Valerie McGurk, Nursing Standard, July 2011