Covering the management of critically ill newborns from the first minute of life through the first 72 hours, this practical, evidence-based and clinically-informed guide will provide all members of the pediatric care team with the essential information to save lives and prevent disability. With chapters on neonatal transport, resuscitation, ventilation and ethical issues, the content is further illustrated with case studies illustrating the real-world aspects of identifying critical signs and symptoms, diagnostics and treatment in multiple settings. As well as including numerous clear diagrams and summary tables, the text includes algorithms based on international guidelines to help navigate the reader through the delivery of care, and a comprehensive listing of drugs and dosages, serving as a quick reference guide when making treatment decisions. This is essential reading for pediatric residents, fellows and junior faculty, neonatal intensive care nurses, paramedics, obstetricians, midwives, anesthesiologists and emergency medicine physicians.
• Unique coverage of the first 72 hours of newborn life from birth, through transport and intensive care • Includes care-plan algorithms and drug dosage tables to help the reader make quick and accurate treatment decisions • Written and presented to provide practical and clear advice to an interdisciplinary readership
Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Organisation of Neonatal Transports; Part II. Basics in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation of Newborn Infants; Part III. Classical and Rare Scenarios in the Neonatal Period; Part IV. Transport of Preterm and Term Infants; Part V. Appendix; Index.