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All necessary information to prepare for the neonatal intensive care nursing certification examination is included.
- Concise outline format provides access to important nursing considerations associated with the management of the most common conditions in the neonate.
- Text provides a collaborative effort between the three most authoritative associations in neonatal intensive care nursing - AWHONN, AACN, and NANN.
- Information on families, ethics, legal issues, research, case management, and the transition to home acknowledge the full scope of neonatal nursing practice.
- NEW! CAMTS and AAMS guidelines, techniques for PICC placement, and changes to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program are just a few of the updates that reveal the importance the new edition places on safety practices and procedures.
- NEW! Updated chapter on Patient Safety includes selected improvement strategies and resources for neonatal nurses to build a patient safety toolkit, discusses TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety), and recognizes human issues, such as shift work and fatigue.
- NEW! Increased focus on evidence-based practice for preterm infants, medications, and antepartum-intrapartum complications sets the standard for neonatal nursing practice.
- NEW! Strategies to promote inclusionary care better reflect nursing care today by focusing on family-centered care, comprehensive perinatal records, health care teams in the NICU, and best practices in the care of the late preterm infant.
- NEW! Comprehensively revised chapter on Immunology identifies risk factors for infection associated with term and preterm infants, distinguishes clinical symptoms and therapies associated with TORCHES CLAP spectrum infections, and includes prevention strategies for hospital-acquired infections.
- NEW! Thoroughly updated content and references reflect currency and technologic advances.
- NEW! Refocused chapter on Developmental Care guides the nurse to use assessment within the context of the environment and situation to initiate interventions in the moment or use patterns of responses for developing plans of care and presents core measures on evaluating developmental care practices in the NICU.
1. Uncomplicated Antepartum, Intrapartum, and Postpartum Care
2. Antepartum-Intrapartum Complications
3. Perinatal Substance Abuse
4. Adaptation to Extrauterine Life
5. Neonatal Delivery Room Resuscitation
CORNERSTONES OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
7. Physical Assessment
8. Fluid and Electrolyte Management
9. Glucose Management
10. Nutritional Management
11. Developmental Support
13. Laboratory and Diagnostic Test Interpretation
14. Radiologic Evaluation
15. Common Invasive Procedures
16. Pain Assessment and Management
17. Families in Crisis
18. Patient Safety
19. Discharge Planning and Transition to Home Care
20. Genetics: From Bench to Bedside
21. Intrafacility and Interfacility Neonatal Transport
22. Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Infant
23. Care of the Late Preterm Infant
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY: MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT OF COMMON DISORDERS
24. Respiratory Distress
26. Assisted Ventilation
27. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
28. Cardiovascular Disorders
29. Gastrointestinal Disorders
30. Endocrine Disorders
31. Hematologic Disorders
32. Infectious Disease in the Neonate
33. Renal and Genitourinary Disorders
34. Neurologic Disorders
35. Congenital Anomalies
36. Neonatal Dermatology
37. Ophthalmologic and Auditory Disorders
38. Foundations of Neonatal Research
39. Ethical Issues
40. Legal Issues
APPENDIX A: Newborn Metric Conversion Tables
"This CD-ROM is fantastic – a remarkable contemporary educational resource for anyone working with lactacting/breastfeeding women.... All in all I think this CD is an excellent learning resource which should be available on all neonatal and maternity units. In addition I consider it is also appropriate for the wider multidisciplinary team including health visitors, breastfeeding support staff, dieticians and GPs."
Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, M. Terese Verklan, Marlene Walden, June 2009