Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care

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Gerald B. Merenstein, Sandra L. Gardner
Mosby, 1998 - Infant, Newborn, Diseases - 772 pages
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This cornerstone neonatal handbook uniquely provides practical collaborative care of the critically ill neonate. Using a multidisciplinary team approach to care, it presents a combination of physiology and pathophysiology, application of these principles in clinical practice, and psychosocial aspects of care. This edition features new chapters on pain and pain relief, and skin and skin care of the neonate.

* Emphasizes clinically applicable content to help busy practitioners quickly find the information they need. * Covers all aspects of caring for critically ill neonates, metabolic and nutritional care of the neonate, and the disorders most commonly encountered in the ICU. * Offers a consistent format within each chapter Physiology, Clinical Assessment, Etiology and Prevention, Data Collection and Parent Teaching, Pathophysiology, Etiology, Prevention, Data Collection, Treatment, and Complications to allow the reader to readily locate the information they need. * Presents drug dosages and side effects in easy-to-read tables. * Includes parent teaching sections to prepare the professional to educate parents about their child's care. * Emphasizes important psychosocial aspects of caring for critically ill neonates with supporting clinical care. * Includes a chapter on drug withdrawal in the neonate to equip the practitioner to care for the neonate exposed in utero to legal or illegal drugs and/or alcohol.

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Evidence Based Practice
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Metabolic and Nutritional Care of
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Glucose homeostasis
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