Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing , 6th Edition

By AWHONN; Edited by M. Terese Verklan, PhD, CCNS, RNC, FAAN, Marlene Walden, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, CCNS and Sharron Forest
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Ensure you're referencing the most accurate information surrounding nursing practice in today's neonatal intensive care unit with AWHONN's Core Curriculum for Maternal-Newborn Nursing, 6th Edition. Developed by one of the most authoritative associations in neonatal intensive nursing care, AWHONN, this renowned guide provides in-depth coverage of the most common neonatal disorders and their management - focusing on the latest evidence-based practice for preterm infants, medications, and antepartum-intrapartum complications. Additionally, the concise outline format makes information easy to find as it highlights the essentials of each condition including the definition, etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments, and outcomes. With timely content that sets the standard for neonatal nursing practice, this trusted reference is an excellent resource for practicing nurses working in any NICU worldwide.

Key Features
  • Content developed by AWHONN, one of the most authoritative associations in neonatal intensive care nursing, ensures the information is both accurate and relevant.
  • Concise outline format provides access to important nursing considerations associated with the management of the most common conditions in the neonate.
  • Full-scope coverage of neonatal nursing practice provides information on families, ethics, legal issues, research, case management, the transition to home, and more.
  • Focus on evidence-based practice related to preterm infants, medications, and antepartum-intrapartum complications sets the standard for neonatal nursing practice.
  • Strategies to promote inclusionary care better reflect today's nursing care today with a focus on family-centered care, comprehensive perinatal records, health care teams in the NICU, and infant care best practices.

New to this Edition
  • NEW! Expanded information on breastfeeding and acquired opioid dependency keep you informed with the latest best practices related to these two everchanging areas.
  • NEW! Updated neonatal resuscitation guidelines ensures you follow the most up-to-date protocols and procedures in this critical skill area.
  • NEW! Additional tables and boxes help you quickly find important information.
ISBN 9780323554190
Table of Content

Part One: Antepartum, Intrapartum, and Transition to Extrauterine Life
1. Uncomplicated Antepartum, Intrapartum, and Postpartum Care
2. Antepartum-Intrapartum Complications
3. Perinatal Substance Abuse
4. Adaptation to Extrauterine Life
5. Neonatal Delivery Room Resuscitation
Part Two: Cornerstones of Clinical Practice
6. Thermoregulation
7. Physical Assessment
8. Fluid and Electrolyte Management
9. Glucose Management
10. Nutritional Management
11. Developmental Support
12. Pharmacology
13. Laboratory Testing in the NICU
14. Radiologic Evaluation
15. Common Invasive Procedures
16. Pain Assessment and Management
17. Families in Crisis
18. Patient Safety
19. Discharge Planning and Transition to Home
20. Genetics: From Bench to Bedside
21. Intrafacility and Interfacility Neonatal Transport
22. Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Infant
23. Care of the Late Preterm Infant
Part Three: Pathophysiology:  Management and Treatment of Common Disorders
24. Respiratory Distress
25. Apnea
26. Assisted Ventilation
27. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
28. Cardiovascular Disorders
29. Gastrointestinal Disorders
30. Endocrine Disorders
31. Hematologic Disorders
32. Infectious Disease in the Neonate
33. Renal and Genitourinary Disorders
34. Neurologic Disorders
35. Congenital Anomalies
36. Neonatal Dermatology
37. Ophthalmologic and Auditory Disorders
Part Four: Professional Practice
38. Foundations of Neonatal Research
39. Ethical Issues
40. Legal Issues

Appendix A: Newborn Metric Conversion Tables


Author Informaiton By AWHONN; Edited by M. Terese Verklan, PhD, CCNS, RNC, FAAN, Professor / Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Graduate School of Basic Sciences, School of Nursing, Galveston, Texas, Adjunct Faculty, Texas Woman's University, Houston, Texas ; Marlene Walden, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, CCNS, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Providers Service, Nurse Scientist & Chair, Research Council, Texas Children's Hospital, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Newborn, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas and Sharron Forest
Trim 276 x 216 (8 1/2 x 10 7/8)
Pages 780
Publication Date 26-03-2020
Stock Status In Stock
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