The newly revised, 25th Anniversary Edition of this definitive publication on neonatal care continues to illustrate how to systematically and accurately gather assessment data and interpret results. Because even normal newborns feature a tremendous range of physical variation, subtle signs that indicate internal malformations or syndromes may escape notice without a proper assessment. Many problems in the neonate can be noticed early by an astute nurse, nurse practitioner, or physician with honed assessment skills, long before electronic monitors or other equipment can detect them.
Physical Assessment of the Newborn, Sixth Edition addresses the physical, physiologic, neurologic, and behavioral implications of a thorough assessment, and explains how healthcare providers can reduce the risks associated with the transition to extrauterine life and the neonatal period. Grounded with a scientific basis and rationale, each system assessment represents the most up-to-date clinical content. Because assessment skills are such an integral aspect of practice, many individuals take them for granted, yet all health professionals who perform newborn examinations, including nurses, neonatal and pediatric nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, physicians, and therapists can benefit from the essential content presented in this book, as well as students preparing for advanced practice roles in neonatal care.
New to the Sixth Edition:
• Provides clinical updates throughout
• Presents an Enhanced Art Program
• Offers an all-new chapter on the Opioid-Dependent Neonate
• Includes an Image Bank and Power Points
• Addresses all key aspects of newborn assessment
• Provides a well-organized evaluation of individual body systems
• Assist practitioners in identifying infant state, behavioral clues, and signs of pain
• Examines the tremendous range of variation among newborns of different gestational ages
• Provides Antepartum Tests and Intrapartum Monitoring
• Written in an easy-to-read, user-friendly style
• Contains tables, figures, and numerous full color photos and illustrations