Merenstein & Gardner's Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care, 8th Edition, is the leading resource for collaborative, interprofessional critical care of newborns. Co-authored by physicians and nurses, it offers concise, comprehensive coverage with a unique multidisciplinary approach and real-world perspective that make it an essential guide for both neonatal nurses and physicians. The 8th edition features the latest neonatal research, evidence, clinical guidelines, and practice recommendations - all in a practical quick-reference format for easy retrieval and review of key information.
UNIQUE! Multidisciplinary author and contributor team consists of two physicians and two nurses, with each chapter written and reviewed by a physician-nurse team to ensure that information mirrors current, real-world practice in a neonatal intensive care unit.
Critical Findings boxes and tables outline symptoms and diagnostic findings that require immediate attention, helping you prioritize assessment data and steps in initial care.
UNIQUE! Clinical content highlighted in color allows you to quickly scan for information that directly affects patient care.
UNIQUE! Parent Teaching boxes highlight relevant information to share with a patient's caregivers.
Clinical images, graphs, and algorithms illustrate clinically relevant concepts in neonatal intensive care.
Streamlined references include only the most current or classic sources.
NEW! Coverage of the latest neonatal research, evidence, clinical guidelines, and practice recommendations addresses topics such as: women with chronic illnesses becoming pregnant; maternal obesity; hypotension and shock in premature infants; pain and sedation; dedicated feeding sets vs. IVs for safety; MRSA; pediatric stroke; autism screening; discharge coordination; and more.
NEW! The latest AAP recommendations and guidelines for hypoglycemia, jaundice, herpes, respiratory syncytial virus, and neonatal transport team composition.
EXPANDED! Revised Evidence-Based Clinical Practice chapter focuses on evidence-based practice and quality improvement and the role of qualitative research in EBP.
EXPANDED! Updated Infection in the Neonate chapter features new GBS guidelines and CRP research.
Unit One: Evidence-Based Practice 1. Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Unit Two: Support of the Neonate 2. Prenatal Environment: Effect on Neonatal Outcome 3. Perinatal Transport and Levels of Care 4. Delivery Room Care 5. Initial Nursery Care 6. Heat Balance 7. Physiologic Monitoring 8. Acid-Base Homeostasis and Oxygenation 9. Diagnostic Imaging in the Neonate 10. Pharmacology in Neonatal Care 11. Drug Withdrawal in the Neonate 12. Pain and Pain Relief 13. The Neonate and the Environment: Impact on Development Unit Three: Metabolic and Nutritional Care of the Neonate 14. Fluid and Electrolyte Management 15. Glucose Homeostasis 16. Total Parenteral Nutrition 17. Enteral Nutrition 18. Breast Feeding the Neonate with Special Needs 19. Skin and Skin Care Unit Four: Infection and Hematologic Diseases of the Neonate 20. Newborn Hematology 21. Jaundice 22. Infection in the Neonate Unit Five: Common Systemic Diseases of the Neonate 23. Respiratory Diseases 24. Cardiovascular Diseases and Surgical Interventions 25. Neonatal Nephrology 26. Neurologic Disorders 27. Genetic Disorders, Malformations, and Inborn Errors of Metabolism 28. Neonatal Surgery Unit Six: Psychosocial Aspects of Neonatal Care 29. Families in Crisis: Theoretical and Practical Considerations 30. Grief and Perinatal Loss 31. Discharge Planning and Follow-Up of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Infant 32. Ethics, Values, and Palliative Care in Neonatal Intensive Care