The Newborn Child


  • Peter Johnston, MB, FRCP, FRCPCH MD, MA, Formerly Consultant Paediatrician, West Dorset General Hospitals NHS Trust, Dorset, UK Professor of Radiation Oncology and Hematology/Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Kristie Flood, Staff Nurse, Special Care Baby Unit, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK
  • Karen Spinks, Senior Staff Nurse, Special Care Baby Unit, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK

This well-established, introductory text is ideal for all health professionals concerned with care of newborns. It provides in-depth information on the care of the newborn, both normal and abnormal, full-term and pre-term, and from minor to major abnormalities and illnesses. An introduction to neonatology concentrates on common conditions, and all aspects of care of the baby are covered — from the antenatal period to the end of the first month after birth.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07159-1

Table of Contents

1. Maternal and Fetal Health
2. Care of the Infant at Birth
3. Physiology of the Neonate
4. Examination of the Newborn and Detection of Abnormality
5. Care of the Normal Infant
6. Pre-term Infants
7. Intensive Neonatal Care
8. Birth Injury and Neurological Disorders
9. Infections
10. Hematological Problems and Jaundice
11. Congenital Malformations and Genetic Disorders
12. Helping the Parents
13. Neonatal Pharmacopeia