Fast Facts for the Neonatal Nurse, Second Edition
Care Essentials for Normal and High-Risk Neonates
Michele R. Davidson, PhD, CNM, CFN, RN
Written for novice neonatal nurses and those new to the NICU, this concise, easy-to-use resource delivers all the essentials of daily practice for the care of neonates and their families. Families experience dramatic transformations as roles develop and change during the newborn period. Throughout it all, they rely on the nurse’s expertise, support, and encouragement to learn to care for their child and meet the newborn’s most basic needs.
Fast Facts for the Neonatal Nurse, Second Edition begins with a streamlined yet comprehensive review of normal newborn characteristics. With this foundation, chapters walk through a variety of common and uncommon newborn physiological changes to enable the neonatal nurse to detect any possible complications that warrant additional assessment. This second edition provides more in-depth content on high-risk conditions to promote the safest, high-quality care to the entire neonatal patient population. Grounded in evidence-based practice, all chapters in this edition have been updated with the newest neonatal interventions and protocols.
New to the Second Edition:
- Introduces a new “High Risk Care” section specific to the needs of neonates with conditions that may warrant high risk or NICU settings
- Contains THREE new chapters:
- Introduction to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Management of Common NICU Complications
- Neonatal Ethical Conflicts & Considerations
- Provides essential information for new neonatal nurses in concise, consistent, easy-to-use format
- Contains crucial knowledge for comprehensive, holistic care for both low-risk and high-risk neonates and their families in all settings
- Presents only evidence-based practice recommendations
- Includes such features as Fast Facts Boxes and tables with easy-to-read lab values to reinforce information