The Newborn Child
The Newborn Child,
Edition 9
By Peter G.B. Johnston, MB, FRCP, FRCPCH, Kristie Flood, and Karen Spinks

Publication Date: 09 Dec 2002

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Description
This is the ninth edition of a well-established, introductory text providing in-depth information on the care of the newborn, both normal and abnormal, full-term and pre-term, from minor to major abnormalities and illnesses. It provides an introduction to neonatology, concentrating on common conditions,for all health professionals concerned with care of the newborn.

Key Features

  • The concise, readable text facilitates the comprehension of content.
  • The content is firmly evidence-based to ensure best practices.
  • Key points listed throughout the text assist in learning and comprehension.
  • Color photos illustrate important clinical conditions.
  • New Features

    • Fully referenced to provide a current evidence base.
    • Updated content reflects recent guidelines, developments in intensive care, pharmacology, and hepatitis C.
    • A discussion of current issues includes vitamin K administration.
    • Additional information is provided on the care of normal babies, including the parents' perspective.
    • It provides an increased emphasis on the nursing/midwifery aspects.
    About the author
    By Peter G.B. Johnston, MB, FRCP, FRCPCH, Formerly Consultant Paediatrician, West Dorset General Hospitals NHS Trust, Dorset, UK; Kristie Flood, Staff Nurse, Special Care Baby Unit, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK; and Karen Spinks, Senior Staff Nurse, Special Care Baby Unit, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK
    Table of Contents
    Introduction
    1. Maternal and Fetal Health
    2. Care of the Infant at Birth
    3. Physiology of the Neonate
    4. Examination of the Newborn and Detection of Abnormality
    5. Care of the Normal Infant
    6. Pre-term Infants
    7. Intensive Neonatal Care
    8. Birth Injury and Neurological Disorders
    9. Infections
    10. Hematological Problems and Jaundice
    11. Congenital Malformations and Genetic Disorders
    12. Helping the Parents
    13. Neonatal Pharmacopeia
    Index
    Book details
    ISBN: 9780443071591
    Page Count: 288
    Illustrations: 135 ills.
    Retail Price: €54.99