Examination of the Newborn and Neonatal Health - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443103391, 9780702033049

Examination of the Newborn and Neonatal Health

1st Edition

A Multidimensional Approach

Authors: Lorna Davies Sharon McDonald
Paperback ISBN: 9780443103391
eBook ISBN: 9780702033049
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 10th June 2008

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


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.

Key Features

  • An essential guide to this most important of examinations
  • The first book to assist in the recognition of the psychosocial and emotional elements of physical disability that may impact on the family
  • Provides a multi-professional perspective, with contributors from specialists in their fields
  • Each chapter addresses the subject from a holistic perspective that includes ethical, legal and psychosocial aspects as well as the physical


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About the Authors

Lorna Davies Author

Sharon McDonald Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Anglia Ruskin University, UK