Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing
Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing,
Edition 5
By AWHONN, M. Terese Verklan, PhD, CCNS, RNC, FAAN, Marlene Walden, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, CCNS, NANN and AACN

Publication Date: 11 July 2014

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Description
Perfect as a resource in the field or for exam preparation, this authoritative reference from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) includes in-depth coverage of the most common neonatal disorders and their management. The concise outline format highlights the essentials of each condition including definition, etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments, and outcomes to help you find important information quickly.

Key Features

  • 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 Features

  • 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.
About the author
By AWHONN; M. Terese Verklan, PhD, CCNS, RNC, FAAN, Professor / Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Graduate School of Basic Sciences, School of Nursing, Galveston, Texas, Adjunct Faculty, Texas Woman's University, Houston, Texas ; Marlene Walden, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, CCNS, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Providers Service, Nurse Scientist & Chair, Research Council, Texas Children's Hospital, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Newborn, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas ; NANN and AACN
Table of Contents
ANTEPARTUM, INTRAPARTUM, AND TRANSITION TO EXTRAUTERINE LIFE
 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
 6. Thermoregulation
 7. Physical Assessment
 8. Fluid and Electrolyte Management
 9. Glucose Management
 10. Nutritional Management
 11. Developmental Support
 12. Pharmacology
 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
 25. Apnea
 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
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
 38. Foundations of Neonatal Research
 39. Ethical Issues
 40. Legal Issues
APPENDIX A: Newborn Metric Conversion Tables
Book Reviews

"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

 

Book details
ISBN: 9780323225908
Page Count: 918
Illustrations: Approx. 170 illustrations
Retail Price: £68.99