Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing  book cover
3rd Edition

Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

ISBN 9781138556843
Published November 18, 2019 by Routledge
700 Pages 91 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition of Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing is a comprehensive, evidence-based text for nurses and allied health professionals caring for sick newborn infants.

This user-friendly text focuses on the common problems and related care occurring within the neonatal specialty. All previous chapters have been thoroughly updated and new content includes chapters on, for example, organisation of neonatal care, assessment of the neonate, the premature and low birth weight neonate as well as palliative care. In addition, the book now includes a broad and in-depth web-based companion comprising online resources, case studies with answer guides and learning activities. This accessible and interactive approach enables nurses to recognise, rationalise and understand clinical problems using an evidence-based approach. Divided into four parts, the book provides an overview of neonatal care, and a detailed look at the physical and emotional wellbeing of neonate and family, a range of clinical aspects of neonatal care, and key practices and procedures.

Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing will be essential reading for both new and experienced nurses, allied health professionals and students learning about neonatal care including those undertaking qualifications in the neonatal specialism and pre-registration students taking relevant modules or placements.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: AN OVERVIEW OF NEONATAL CARE  1 Organisation of neonatal care  2 Assessment of the neonate 3 The preterm and low birthweight infant  SECTION 2: THE PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING OF NEONATE AND FAMILY  4 Nurturing supportive family and infant relationships in the neonatal environment  5 Developmentally focused nursing care  6 Management of pain and stress in the neonatal unit  7 Neonatal palliative care  8 Neonatal bereavement care  9 Legal and ethical issues in neonatal care  SECTION 3: CLINICAL ASPECTS OF NEONATAL CARE  10 Early care of the newborn  11 Management of thermal stability  12 Management of respiratory disorders  13 Management of cardiovascular disorders  14 Neonatal brain injury  15 Management of haematological disorders  16 Management of neonatal fluid and electrolyte balance  17 Nutrition and feeding in the neonatal unit  18 Neonatal infection  SECTION 4: PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES IN NEONATAL CARE  19 Medication practice in the neonatal unit  20 Neonatal anaesthesia  21 Neonatal surgical care  22 Neonatal transportation  23 Exploring evidence-based practice in neonatal care  24 Final comments and acknowledgments

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Glenys Boxwell was an Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner for Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. She was previously a senior lecturer at Homerton College, Cambridge, and has now retired from clinical practice.

Julia Petty worked as a neonatal and children’s nurse clinical educator and neonatal course leader prior to her current role as senior lecturer in children’s nurse education at the University of Hertfordshire.

Lisa Kaiser qualified as an Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in 2014 and is currently practising at Glan Clwyd Hospital in North Wales. She completed her MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, which involved research of noradrenaline infusion stability.


"This is an excellent book not only for those who are new to the area of neonatal nursing but also for those undertaking their qualification in specialty. It sets topics out in an easy to understand and logical fashion, identifies where the following text will impact and encourages students and readers to test themselves at the end of each chapter. It is also evidenced throughout ensuring that readers are signposted to further information. An updated and essential part of neonatal nurses' toolkits."Dr Lynne Paterson, Nurse Lead, NHS Northern Neonatal Network