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Examination of the Newborn. An Evidence-Based Guide. Edition No. 3

  • ID: 5180833
  • Book
  • May 2021
  • 300 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Examination of the Newborn is essential reading for students and practitioners involved in neonatal examinations. Now in its third edition, this practical evidence-based guide reflects the most current Public Health England (PHE) Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) Standards to help readers deliver high quality, family-centered care within current national guidelines. Each chapter is firmly placed within the context of the current PHE standards to help ensure good practice in both hospital and community settings.  

This fully-revised edition incorporates current educational and healthcare guidelines relevant to the neonatal examination, including up-to-date information on the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards for Education. New and expanded topics include history taking and the examination of the newborn, midwifery professional issues, the use of pulse oximetry, and the importance of observing maternal and infant attachment during examination. An invaluable guide to neonatal examination, this book: 

  • Reflects the most current UK National Screening Committee (UK NCS) Standards of clinical practice 
  • Includes contributions from a multidisciplinary team of specialists, covering cardiovascular and respiratory assessment; examinations of skin, head, neck and eyes; chromosomal and genetic problems; newborn behavioural aspects, and more 
  • Features full-colour photographs and illustrations, clinical case studies, and an updated and expanded companion website containing interactive questions, checklists, links to video resources, and a wealth of information on all aspects of examining the newborn 

Examination of the Newborn is an indispensable source of authoritative knowledge for nursing students, midwives, neonatal nurses and practitioners, pediatricians, physiotherapists, and general practitioners. 

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List of contributors, v

Acknowledgements, vii

Introduction, ix

About the companion website, xv

1              History taking and the newborn examination: an evolving perspective, 1

Claire Evans

2              Cardiovascular and respiratory assessment of the baby, 32

Christopher D. Bedford and Anne Lomax

3              The neonatal skin: examination of the jaundiced newborn. 71

Morris Gordon and Anne Lomax

4              Examination of the head, neck and eyes, 104

Carmel Noonan, Fiona J. Rowe and Anne Lomax

5              Assessment of gestational age and newborn reflexes

                Anne Lomax

6   Examination of the newborn abdomen and genitalia, 124

Morris Gordon

7              Developmental dysplasia of the hip and abnormalities of the foot, 142

Robin W. Paton and Naomi Davis

8              Chromosomal and genetic problems: giving feedback to parents, 171

Delyth Webb and Anne Lomax

9              Newborn Behaviours: supporting parents to develop early attachments, 192

Jeanette Appleton and Clare Hughes

10           Examination of the newborn: professional issues in practice, 213

Norma Fryer, Claire Evans.

Appendix 1 A Step by Step Guide to Examination of the Newborn, 229

Appendix 2 Useful Website Addresses, 232

Glossary of terms, 238

Index, 241

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Anne Lomax University of Central Lancashire.
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