Examination of the Newborn and Neonatal Health

A Multidimensional Approach


  • Lorna Davies
  • Sharon McDonald, RM, BSc(Hons), MA, PGCEA, RGN, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Anglia Ruskin University, UK

Examination of the Newborn contains the most up to date and comprehensive information on how to perform a complete assessment of the newborn infant. Specialists from different disciplines provide in-depth information on examination of the body systems, and the book includes discussion of the psychosocial and emotional elements resulting from any unexpected findings. An essential purchase for all health professionals wishing to enhance the quality of care they provide.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10339-1

Table of Contents

1. The practical examination of the newborn

2. From gametes to fetus: a chronology of embryo development

3. Antenatal screening: the significance for the health of the newborn

4. Influences on the health of the newborn, before and during pregnancy

5. The neonatal period and beyond: short- and long-term consequences of intrapartum events

6. Maternal and newborn transition: adjustment to extrauterine life

7. Resuscitation of the newborn baby

8. Neurological, behavioural and growth assessment of the newborn

9. Congenital cardiac anomalies in the newborn: causes, effects and treatment

10. The newborn eye: visual function and screening for ocular disorders

11. Congenital abnormality - screening, diagnosis & communication

12. Neonatal jaundice: implications for newborn health

13. Neonatal skincare and cord care : implications for practice

14. Newborn screening and immunization

15. Helping parents make decisions

Appendix 1: Co-sleeping

Appendix 2: Vitamin K and VKDB