This convenient and easy-to-use orientation reference and care guide provides new neonatal nurses and their preceptors with the core information they need to provide all aspects of safe, effective, holistic care to newborn infants and their families. Addressing the needs of both low-risk and high-risk infants, the guide presents specific, evidence-based interventions in consistently formatted chapters.
A special "orientation guide" is featured in each chapter to acquaint the new neonatal nurse with essential information on procedures, policies, equipment, medications and evidence-based protocols. Content is divided into key topic areas including physiological adaptations to birth, newborn assessment and basic newborn care, newborn nutrition, common and high-risk neonatal conditions, special topics and information based on a family-centred care model that addresses parent assessments, needs and discharge instructions. Appendices include skills checklist, commonly used medications, abbreviations and lab values.
This book was originally published under the Fast Facts series by Springer Publishing Company.