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Primary Care of the Newborn

Mobile Medicine Series

Here's a comprehensive, pocket-sized resource for the care of full-term newborns. It provides guidance on well-baby development, monitoring the newborn, non-acute disease management, patient education, and more. Concise and convenient, this is the perfect reference for anyone who cares for babies in the first hours of life.


Paperback, 688 Pages

Published: August 2006

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-03724-2


  • 1. Prenatal Visit

    2. High-Risk Pregnancy

    3. Prenatal Monitoring

    4. Neonatal Resuscitation

    5. Physical Examination of the Newborn

    6. Transitional Period: The First 6 Hours of Adaptation From Intrauterine to Extrauterine Life

    7. The Head

    8. Otolaryngology

    9. Ophthalmology

    10. Cardiology

    11. Pulmonary System

    12. Gastroenterology

    13. Genitourinary System

    14. The Nervous System

    15. Orthopedics

    16. Skin Care

    17. Hematology

    18. Birth Injuries

    19. Jaundice

    20. Infection

    21. In Utero Drug Exposure

    22. Inherited Metabolic Diseases

    23. Metabolism and Endocrinology

    24. Prenatal Diagnosis and Screening

    25. Breast-Feeding

    26. Childbirth Education, Parent-Infant Bonding, and Continuing Education

    27. Indications for Transfer to the Intensive Care Nursery

    28. Discharge Considerations and Process

    29. Adoption

    30. The Importance of Wasting No Time

    31. Cultural Considerations


    Appendix A: Conversion Tables and Formulas

    Appendix B: Anthropometric Charts and Tables

    Appendix C: Laboratory Observations

    Appendix D: Procedures

    Appendix E: Breast Milk and Chemicals

    Appendix F: Composition of Nutritional Products

    Appendix G: Physical Observations

    Appendix H: Neonatal Pharmacology

    Appendix I: Newborn Nursery Policy Statements


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