Examination of the Newborn and Neonatal Health - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780702049552, 9780702079412

Examination of the Newborn and Neonatal Health

2nd Edition

A Multidimensional Approach

Authors: Lorna Davies Sharon McDonald
eBook ISBN: 9780702079412
Paperback ISBN: 9780702049552
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 16th September 2020
Page Count: 352

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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

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 The practical examination of the newborn

3 From gametes to fetus: a chronology of embryo development

4 Antenatal screening and testing: the significance for the health of the newborn

5 Influences on the health of the newborn, before and during pregnancy

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 and communication

12 Neonatal jaundice: implications for newborn health

13 Neonatal skincare and cordcare: implications for practice

14 Newborn screening and immunization

15 Helping parents make decisions


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About the Authors

Lorna Davies

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Midwifery, Christchurch Polytechnic and Institute of Technology, New Zealand.

Sharon McDonald

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of CPD & PG Portfolio, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK