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The Student Guide to the Newborn Infant Physical Examination

1st Edition

Edited by Tracey Jones


192 pages | 36 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Tracey Jones

2. The Newborn Infant Physical Examination

Tracey Jones

3. The development of NIPE roles in healthcare

Tracey Jones

4. Communication skills in healthcare

Tracey Jones

5. Maternal factors which influence fetal development

Carol Mashhadi

6. Why the maternal history is important for the NIPE practitioner in performing a safe and thorough examination

Kim Wilcox

7. The physical examination a step by step approach

Tracey Jones

8. Examination of Head including; ears, neck, eyes and neurological (tone)

Michelle Scott and Melanie Carpenter

9. Cardiovascular examination of the newborn infant

Jonathan Hurst

10. Examination of the respiratory system and chest

Michelle Scott

11. Examination of the newborn abdomen and genitalia

Natalie Fairhurst

12. The skeletal examination

Sarah Paterson

13. Examination of the skin

Natalie Anders and Dr Alison Cooke

14. Congenital abnormalities.

Joanne Cookson

15. Overview of the NIPE and appropriate and timely referral pathways

Annie Lomax and Claire Evans

16. Clinical competence and professional responsibility

Christopher Lube and Tracey Jones

17. The second examination in the community

Tracey Jones


About the Editor

Tracey Jones is a Senior lecturer in Neonatal Education at the University of Manchester, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MEDICAL / Nursing / Maternity, Perinatal, Women's Health