Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

6th Edition - March 22, 2020
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  • Author: Fay Rycyna AWHONN
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323554190
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323672337

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Ensure you’re referencing the most accurate information surrounding nursing practice in today’s neonatal intensive care unit with AWHONN’s Core Curriculum for Maternal-Newborn Nursing, 6th Edition. Developed by one of the most authoritative associations in neonatal intensive nursing care, AWHONN, this renowned guide provides in-depth coverage of the most common neonatal disorders and their management — focusing on the latest evidence-based practice for preterm infants, medications, and antepartum-intrapartum complications. Additionally, the concise outline format makes information easy to find as it highlights the essentials of each condition including the definition, etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments, and outcomes. With timely content that sets the standard for neonatal nursing practice, this trusted reference is an excellent resource for practicing nurses working in any NICU worldwide.

Key Features

  • Content developed by AWHONN, one of the most authoritative associations in neonatal intensive care nursing, ensures the information is both accurate and relevant.
  • Concise outline format provides access to important nursing considerations associated with the management of the most common conditions in the neonate.
  • Full-scope coverage of neonatal nursing practice provides information on families, ethics, legal issues, research, case management, the transition to home, and more.
  • Focus on evidence-based practice related to preterm infants, medications, and antepartum-intrapartum complications sets the standard for neonatal nursing practice.
  • Strategies to promote inclusionary care better reflect today’s nursing care today with a focus on family-centered care, comprehensive perinatal records, health care teams in the NICU, and infant care best practices.

Table of Contents

  • Part One: 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
    Part Two: 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 Testing in the NICU
    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
    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
    Part Three: 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
    Part Four: Professional Practice
    38. Foundations of Neonatal Research
    39. Ethical Issues
    40. Legal Issues

    Appendix A: Newborn Metric Conversion Tables


Product details

  • No. of pages: 800
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: March 22, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323554190
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323672337
  • About the Author

    Fay Rycyna AWHONN

    About the Editors

    M. Terese Verklan

    Affiliations and Expertise

    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

    Affiliations and Expertise

    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

    Sharron Forest