The Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) is a screening assessment completed on all babies between six and seventy-two hours of age. The examination is an opportunity for practitioners to identify babies who may be at risk or have been born with a congenital abnormality. This concise guide offers a comprehensive step-by-step framework for midwifery students to learn about all aspects of the NIPE.
The Student Guide to the Newborn Infant Physical Examination encourages the reader to approach the examination in a system-based format, with case studies and practice tips to support learning. Evidence-based, well-illustrated and packed with activities and think points, it takes into account the national screening committee standards and is written by authors with both academic and clinical experience. Offering a clear direction on how to perform the NIPE in practice whilst exploring the wider context of screening in healthcare today, the book also includes coverage of the changing role of the midwife, history taking and the importance of understanding the whole context of the mother’s care, health promotion and starting the practitioner-parent conversation.
The Student Guide to the Newborn Infant Physical Examination is a core text for all pre-registration midwifery students studying examination of the newborn. It is also a useful reference for qualified midwives, neonatal nurses and practice nurses.
1. The changing role of the practitioner caring for the newborn
2. An introduction and exploration of the history of the newborn infant physical examination
3. Clinical competence and professional responsibility
4. Communication skills in healthcare
5. Maternal factors that influence fetal development
6. Undertaking a history of antenatal care
7. The physical examination a step by step approach
8. Recognising an abnormality
9. The referral process and the six-week check