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.
Anne Lomax, Senior Lecturer, School of Health, University of Central Lancashire, UK. She is a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife. Her specialist interest is focused on advanced neonatal nurse practice and standards and competencies in newborn examination.