An Introduction to Neonatal Nursing Care

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Nelson Thornes, 2002 - Medical - 371 pages
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This second edition of An Introduction to Neonatal Nursing Care now includes developments in caring for the pre-term, sick newborns while still offering a systematic approach. It is an expansive book covering all areas of neonatal nursing, providing the reader with genuine examples of clinical practice. Written in a three-part structure, the book looks at general issues such as the essence of care, ethics, protection, and welfare. It also presents a range of conditions commonly affecting pre-term infants such as jaundice, renal disorders, and gastrointestinal conditions. Additionally, the book discusses universal issues surrounding infant care, such as transport, nutrition, pain management, and pharmacology. Case studies relevant to the topics under discussion encourage readers to reflect on and assess their own practice. Exam questions throughout the text provide extra support for students.

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I am amazed that given the nature of the comments posted by the previous 2 reviewers, that the author(s) lacked the professional integrity and courage of their convictions to identify themselves and their workplace....has the shameful practice of trolling now extended to neonatal nursing
Alison Nield, Leicester

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This book is dangerous! Who gave it a 5 star rating? Anyone wanting to resuscitate a baby should use the guidelines from the Resuscitation Council, which this book is totally unaware of.
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states that physiological jaundice causes no damage, requires no active treatment and that parents just need reassurance (page 113). My experience as a neonatal nurse and a midwife of 24 years proves this to be untrue, unfortunately.
The description of a Coombs test is totally inadequate. The description of the Apgar score is worrying!

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