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Nursing the Neonate


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Preface. Introduction. Contributors. Chapter 1 The Evolution of Neonatal Care (David Field and Andy Leslie). Chapter 2 Obstetric Issues Relating to Neonatal Care Belinda Ackerman and Sonji Clarke). Chapter 3 Normal Adaptation to the Post-Natal Environment (Maggie Meeks and Maggie Hallsworth). Chapter 4 The Neonatal Environment and Care of Families (Kevin Hugill, with contributions from ADAPT). Chapter 5 The Small Baby (Maggie Meeks and Jonathan Cusack). Chapter 6 Thermoregulation Maggie Hallsworth Chapter 7 Fluids, Electrolytes and Glucose Elaine Boyle Chapter 8 Respiratory Diffi culties and Ventilatory Support (Venkatesh Kairamkonda). Chapter 9 Neonatal Surgery (Shawqui Nour and Maggie Hallsworth). Chapter 10 Congenital Conditions (Mandy Barry). Chapter 11 Nursing Newborn Babies with Congenital Heart Disease (Frances Bu?Lock, Andrew Currie and Venkatesh Kairamkonda). Chapter 12 Nutrition of the Term and Preterm Infant (Lucy Hawkes and Michelle Paterson). Chapter 13 Neonatal Stabilisation and Transport (Robert Bomont and Linda Rafael). Chapter 14 Neonatal Neurology (Eleri Adams and Marie Hubbard). Chapter 15 The Dying Infant (Zoe Wilkes and Maggie Hallsworth). Chapter 16 Infection in the Term and Preterm Infant (Alison Bedford Russell). Chapter 17 Haematology in the Term and Preterm Neonate (Tim Watts, Karissa Jowaheer and Ping Corcoran). Chapter 18 Developmental Care (Inga Warren). Chapter 19 Neonatal Ethics (John Wyatt). Chapter 20 Discharge Planning and the Community Outreach Service (Sylvia Gomes). Index.

About the Author

Maggie Meeks is a Consultant Neonataologist at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust who leads on education for the neonatal service Maggie Hallsworth is a practice development nurse at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust who has extensive experience of clincial neonatal nursing and teaching


"It explains the most complex facts clearly. Each chapter is introduced with learning outcomes, and illustrations are used to highlight essential information. Specific implications for practice are detailed after each topic. All neonatal units should have a copy of this excellent resource. ( Nursing Standard, July-August 2010) "This well structured, comprehensive book was written by [doctors and] nurses for nursing and midwifery students as well as practising neonatal nurses...Easy to read and well illustrated...I would recommend this book whole heartedly...a valuable addition to any neonatal unit and healthcare library." -- Journal of Neonatal Nursing This comprehensive text covers all aspects of neonatal nursing...Research--based, Nursing the Neonate includes references to the most up--to--date research and practice...Would make an excellent resource book for health professionals within this speciality." --New Zealand College of midwives journal

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