Pocket Notes on Neonatology book cover

Pocket Notes on Neonatology

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Neonatology is a sub-speciality of paediatrics devoted to the care of the newborn infant. The wider care of the newborn infant includes not only the sick neonate but also the well newborn infant. The practice of neonatology is generally limited to specialist neonatal units and nurseries – ranging from those nurseries that deal with the well newborn infant to neonatal intensive care units. The care of the newborn infant is delivered by full time neonatologists, visiting medical officer neonatologists, paediatric registrars, senior house officers, nurses holding neonatal certificates, midwives and JMO’s.
The book has been specifically written, formatted and designed to be carried whilst on duty, and contains information that staff in neonatal units will need during the course of their day – especially that information required often, but not yet committed to memory. This information requires continual reinforcement and in a busy unit there is no time to consult other references such as textbooks or computer based information.

Audience
Medical staff working in neonatal units, including JMO’s and house officers

e-Book, 182 Pages

Published: December 2007

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7295-7832-5

Contents

  • Chapter 1 INFECTION CONTROL - HAND WASHING

    Chapter 2 RESUSCITATION

    -Resuscitation flow diagram

    -Resuscitation equipment

    -Meconium stained liquor

    Chapter 3 PROCEDURES

    -Skin disinfection - general principles

    -Vascular access

    -Specimen collection

    -Endotracheal intubation

    Chapter 4 RESPIRATORY SUPPORT

    -Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)

    -Nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV)

    -Surfactant

    -Assisted ventilation

    -Conventional mechanical ventilation

    -Volume-targeted ventilation

    -High frequency ventilation (HFV)

    -Trigger ventilation modes

    -Pneumothorax (PTX)

    Chapter 5 BLOOD GAS RESULTS

    Chapter 6 PULMONARY HYPERTENSION

    -Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO)

    Chapter 7 PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS (PDA)

    Chapter 8 THERMOREGULATION

    Chapter 9 BLOOD PRESSURE

    Chapter 10 FLUIDS AND NUTRITION

    -Renal function

    -Parenteral fluids

    -Parenteral nutrition

    -Enteral feeding

    Chapter 11 HYPOGLYCAEMIA

    Chapter 12 COMMON DRUGS AND INFUSIONS

    -Common drug doses

    -Standard infusions

    -Dopamine

    -Dobutamine

    -Morphine & Midazolam

    -Insulin

    -PGE1

    Chapter 13 CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE

    -Dexamethasone

    Chapter 14 CARE OF THE EXTREMELY PRETERM BABY

    -Initial care of the ELBW infant prior to transfer to level 3 nursery

    -Guideline for care of infants <1000 g / <28 weeks at a level 3 nursery

    Chapter 15 JAUNDICE

    -Term Newborns

    -Preterm Newborns

    -Prolonged jaundice

    -Phototherapy

    -Exchange transfusion

    Chapter 16 ANAEMIA AND BLOOD PRODUCT TRANSFUSIONS

    -Anaemia of prematurity

    -Platelets

    -Albumin

    Chapter 17 INFECTION RISK

    -Infection risk and antibiotic use

    -Prevention of neonatal early onset GBS disease (EOGBSD)

    Chapter 18 RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY (ROP)

    -Laser therapy for ROP

    Chapter 19 CRANIAL ULTRASOUNDS

    Chapter 20 APNOEA

    Chapter 21 SEIZURES

    Chapter 22 NEONATAL ABSTINENCE SYNDROME

    Chapter 23 SURGICAL PROBLEMS

    -Gastrointestinal perforation

    -Necrotising enterocolitis

    -Gut obstruction

    -Baby of mother with polyhydramnios

    -Delayed passage of meconium

    -Gastroschisis

    -Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

    Chapter 24 MATERNAL THYROID DISEASE

    Chapter 25 HIPS

    Chapter 26 MATERNAL INFECTIONS

    -Viral disorders

    -Syphilis

    Chapter 27 AUDIOLOGY

    Chapter 28 IMMUNISATION

    Chapter 29 VITAMIN K

    Chapter 30 WITHDRAWAL OF TREATMENT

    Chapter 31 DEATH

    Chapter 32 OUTCOME STATISTICS

    -Survival

    -Morbidity

    -Long-Term Outcome

    Chapter 33 THE READY RECKONER

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