A Manual of Neonatal Intensive Care
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A Manual of Neonatal Intensive Care

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The fifth edition of this highly successful and well-regarded book has been extensively updated and revised, and continues to provide the busy paediatrician or nurse working in neonatal intensive care units with precise instructions on the diagnosis and management of common neonatal problems. As in previous editions, the book provides background physiology with key references and diagrams. It is unique in style, providing guidance with reasoning in a clear, readable style, rather than merely a book of lists. Several new chapters have been added, including the subjects of foetal medicine, antenatal diagnosis, and obstetrics for the neonatologist. The book has been improved by the introduction of more easy-to-digest lists, as well as evidence-based medicine.The text has been made more internationally-applicable, including a re-focus of the chapter on organization of neonatal care to concentrate on reasons for admitting a baby to the intensive care ward, rather than UK-specific admission criteria.
A Manual for Neonatal Intensive Care provides invaluable guidance for trainees in paediatrics, neonatology and neonatal nursing and forms a useful ready-reference for the practising paediatrician and nurse.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 3 x 3 x 3mm | 696g
  • Hodder Arnold
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 5th ed.
  • ill
  • 0340927712
  • 9780340927717
  • 177,086

Table of contents

Abbreviations Preface Organisation and delivery of care 1 Epidemiology 2 organisation of neonatal intensive care 3 Risk management Pregnancy and early neonatal life 4 Maternal-fetal medicine for the neonatologist 5 Genetic aspects of perinatal medicine 6 Resuscitation and first hour care 7 Nursing, monitoring and transport of the sick baby 8 Physical examination of the newborn Nutrition and fluid balance 9 Fluid and electrolyte balance 10 Neonatal enteral nutrition 11 Parental nutrition Diseases and their management 12 Common postnatal ward problems 13 Acute disorders of the respiratory tract 14 Chronic lung disease 15 Apnoeic attacks 16 Infectious diseases of the fetus and newborn 17 Neurological problems 18 Metabolic disorders, including glucose 19 Endocrine disorders 20 Jaundice and liver disease 21 Gastroenterological problems 22 Cardiovascular problems 23 Haematological disorders 24 Renal disorders 25 Eye disorders 26 Skin disease 27 Orthopaedic and bone disorders 28 Neonatal abstinence syndrome Procedures and their complications 29 Procedures and iatrogenic complications Useful information Appendix 1: growth charts Appendix 2: Assessing the ill neonate Appendix 3: Blood pressure values Appendix 4: The neonatal ECG Appendix 5: Normal biochemical values in the newborn Appendix 6: Haematological values in the newborn Appendix 7: CSF values Table of Contents
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" ... very well covered in a style that is easy to access, with some excellent diagrams illustrating the text well. The layout of the book is very well structured, making quick reference easy. It is the type of book that a practitioner can dip into quickly to access information about a topic and gain a basic concept in a short space of time."
-Sarah Carey, Deputy Sister, Peterborough City Hospital


"This is a well-balanced text that is user-friendly on the shop floor and provides a good level of explanatory detail. ... . Every neonatal unit and paediatric trainee should have a copy of this book - it is a definitive text. Highly Commended."
-2014 BMA Medical Book Awards





" ... a good starting point for nurses new to the neonatal setting as it gives good advice about aspects of care and basic information about most of the scenarios likely to be encountered in an easy to understand language. This is a delightful book to have in the neonatal unit library for all staff to access."
-Practising Midwife
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About Janet M. Rennie

Janet M Rennie, Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Neonatal Medicine, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Obstetric Hospital, University College London Hospitals Giles Kendall, Academic Clinical Lecturer in Neonatal Neuroimging and Neuroprotection, UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women's Health and University College London Hospitals, London, UK
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