Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care: Fifth Edition

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Carole Kenner, PhD, NNP, FAAN, Judy Wright Lott, DSN, RN, BC-NNP, FAAN
Springer Publishing Company, Aug 21, 2013 - Medical - 1026 pages

"This book provides a complete look at neonatal healthcare delivery. This edition includes discussions of contemporary topics of interest, such as informatics, genetics, global health, and family-centered care, which are vital to providers caring for neonates today. The case studies and the evidence-based practice dialogues at the end of each chapter provide great opportunities for further reflection. The book is useful to a wide audience in nursing, including undergraduate and graduate nursing students, practicing neonatal and pediatric nurses, and advanced practice nurses who care for neonates." Score: 92, 4 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews

This 'classic' has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the most up-to-date research findings and strategies for providing cost-effective and evidence-based care. New chapters address emerging infections, the late preterm infant, and neonatal care from a global perspective. Included are updated neonatal care protocols and procedures, neuroprotective risk factors, new treatments, and new trends in developmental care. Text integrates the Institute of Medicine's (10M) five competencies, reflects the Affordable Healthcare Act and the Robert Wood Johnson and 10M report "The Future of Nursing."

The text continues to provide neonatal care from a physiologic and pathophysiologic approach, with a major emphasis on nursing management at the bedside and advanced practice level. Each neonatal body system is presented, along with E-B interventions to assist in understanding the 'why' behind what is seen in the clinical area. Integrative management is threaded through the text along with extensive research findings to support practice strategies and rationales for sound clinical decision-making. Topics of recent interest include iatrogenic complications, neonatal pain, use of computers or other technology in neonatal care, and neonatal AIDS. Case studies enhance understanding of both common and rare neonatal conditions.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • New chapters: emerging infections, the late preterm infant, and neonatal care from a global perspective
  • Updated neonatal care protocols and procedures, neuroprotective factors, new treatment modalities and new trends in developmental care
  • Tackles the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  • Addresses the expansion of the nurse's role in the US and worldwide
  • Provides case studies that lead the reader through the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of common and rare neonatal conditions


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Prenatal Considerations and Care
Intrapartal and Newborn Care
Systems Assessment and Management of Disorders
Special Considerations
Vulnerable Populations
Environmental Health and FamilyCentered Care in the NICU and Beyond
Neonatal Care in the New Millennium Challenges and Opportunities
Neonatal Diagnostic and Care Protocols
Neonatal Nurses and Interconception Care
Conversion Table to Standard International SI Units
Frequently Used Reference Values and Conversions
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Carole Kenner, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FNAP, ANEF, is the Carol Kuser Loser Dean/Professor of the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science at the College of New Jersey. Dr. Kenner received a BS in nursing from the University of Cincinnati and her MS and PhD in nursing from Indiana University. She specialized in neonatal/perinatal nursing for her master’s and obtained a minor in higher education for her doctorate. She has authored more than 100 journal articles and 25 textbooks.

Her career is dedicated to nursing education and to the health of neonates and their families, as well as educational and professional development of healthcare practices in neonatology. Her dedication includes providing a healthcare standard for educating neonatal nurses nationally and internationally. Her passion led her to begin the journal Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, for which she served as an editor and then associate editor. She worked with the National Coalition on Health Professions Education in Genetics (NCHPEG) and the American Nurses Association to develop genetic competencies. She helped develop the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Neonatal/Pediatric modules. She served as the co-chair of the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Task Force on End-of-Life/Palliative care. She also helped development program recommendations for perinatal/neonatal palliative care as part of a family-centered/developmental care project sponsored by the National Perinatal Association. She serves on the Consensus Committee of Neonatal Intensive Care Design Standards, which sets recommendations for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit designs and serves on the March of Dimes Nursing Advisory Committee. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), a fellow in the National Academies of Practice, a fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education, past president of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), and founding president of the Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN), the first international organization representing neonatal nursing in setting standards globally. She is the 2011 recipient of the Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children internationally.

Judy Wright Lott, PhD, BC-NNP, RN, FAAN, is Dean, Baylor University School of Nursing (TX) since 2002. She was a Neonatal NP (NNP) 2004-2005; Associate Professor of Nursing and Director of NNP Specialty, at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing (1996-2002); and Assistant Professor, Neonatal Graduate specialty, University of Florida College of Nursing (1986-1990). She has worked in the clinical setting in various capacities since 1976. From 1992–1996, she was the NNP Service Director/Associate Professor of Nursing (joint appointment) at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, where she also was responsible for the administration of the NNP Service of the Level III NICU (1992-1996); and NNP Coordinator, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, where she was responsible for 12 NNPs. Dr. Lott was inducted into the AAN (2003), the AACN Fuld Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (2003-2004), and Visiting Professor for the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (2001). She has co-authored three editions of Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing with Dr. Kenner.

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