Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

By

  • M. Terese Verklan, PhD, CCNS, RNC, FAAN, Professor / Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Graduate School of Basic Sciences, School of Nursing, Galveston, Texas Adjunct Faculty, Texas Woman's University, Houston, Texas
  • Marlene Walden, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, CCNS, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Providers Service Nurse Scientist & Chair, Research Council Texas Children's Hospital Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Newborn Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas 77030

Perfect as a resource in the field or for exam preparation, this authoritative reference from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) includes in-depth coverage of the most common neonatal disorders and their management. The concise outline format highlights the essentials of each condition including definition, etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments, and outcomes to help you find important information quickly. This new edition also features an increased focus on evidence-based practice, new CAMTS and AAMS guidelines, new techniques for PICC placement, and changes to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program.
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Book information

  • Published: May 2014
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-22590-8


Table of Contents

ANTEPARTUM, INTRAPARTUM, AND TRANSITION TO EXTRAUTERINE LIFE
 1. Uncomplicated Antepartum, Intrapartum, and Postpartum Care
 2. Antepartum-Intrapartum Complications
 3. Perinatal Substance Abuse
 4. Adaptation to Extrauterine Life
 5. Neonatal Delivery Room Resuscitation
CORNERSTONES OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
 6. Thermoregulation
 7. Physical Assessment
 8. Fluid and Electrolyte Management
 9. Glucose Management
 10. Nutritional Management
 11. Developmental Support
 12. Pharmacology
 13. Laboratory and Diagnostic Test Interpretation
 14. Radiologic Evaluation
 15. Common Invasive Procedures
 16. Pain Assessment and Management
 17. Families in Crisis
 18. Patient Safety
 19. Discharge Planning and Transition to Home Care
 20. Genetics: From Bench to Bedside
 21. Intrafacility and Interfacility Neonatal Transport
 22. Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Infant
 23. Care of the Late Preterm Infant
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY: MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT OF COMMON DISORDERS
 24. Respiratory Distress
 25. Apnea
 26. Assisted Ventilation
 27. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
 28. Cardiovascular Disorders
 29. Gastrointestinal Disorders
 30. Endocrine Disorders
 31. Hematologic Disorders
 32. Infectious Disease in the Neonate
 33. Renal and Genitourinary Disorders
 34. Neurologic Disorders
 35. Congenital Anomalies
 36. Neonatal Dermatology
 37. Ophthalmologic and Auditory Disorders
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
 38. Foundations of Neonatal Research
 39. Ethical Issues
 40. Legal Issues
APPENDIX A: Newborn Metric Conversion Tables