Neonatal nurses are faced with a tremendous need for accurate, comprehensive information while in the clinical setting. Kenner and Lott's new book, Neonatal Nursing Handbook is designed to meet these needs by providing accessible information to assist these practitioners in their clinical decision-making and critical thinking. The new book also provides an excellent complementary reference to Kenner & Lott's Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing: A Physiologic Perspective, 3rd Edition. This handbook is organized primarily by body systems and includes a brief definition of the neonatal problem, followed by diagnostic tests and labs, differential diagnosis where appropriate, and then an algorithm to aid in the decision making process. The overall format is brief outlined and bulleted information wherever possible.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Prenatal, Intrapartal, and Postpartal Red Flags Chapter 2: Resuscitation and Stabilization Chapter 3: NICU Admissions Chapter 4: Neonatal Transports Chapter 5: Pain Assessment for Newborns and Infants Chapter 6: Genetic Assessment Chapter 7: Respiratory Care Chapter 8: Cardiac Care Chapter 9: Neonatal Infections Chapter 10: Gastrointestinal Care Chapter 11: Total Parenteral Nutrition Chapter 12: Enteral Nutrition Chapter 13: Renal Care Chapter 14: Endocrine/Metabolic Chapter 15: Hematologic Care Chapter 16: Surgical Care Chapter 17: Neurologic Care Chapter 18: Developmental Care Chapter 19: Discharge Planning/Coordination of Home Care Chapter 20: End-of-Life or Palliative Care Chapter 21: Safety Protocols Chapter 22: Life Beyond the NICU Chapter 23: Procedures Appendices: A. Diagnostic Tests and Laboratory Values B. International Conversion Chart C. Temperature Conversion Chart D. Weight Conversion Chart E. Immunization Schedule F. Drug Guide G. Critical Pathways