The only text to combine comprehensive physiology of the neonate with nursing management, it has been extensively used worldwide for education, orientation, and training since its original publication in 1993. Thoroughly updated, this new edition incorporates the most up-to-date research findings and strategies for providing cost-effective and evidence-based care. Completely new chapters address emerging infections, the late preterm infant, and neonatal care from a global perspective. The text also provides updated information on neonatal care protocols and procedures, neuroprotective risk factors, new treatments, and new trends in developmental care. It integrates the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) five competencies, reflects the Affordable Healthcare Act and the Robert Wood Johnson and IOM report ""The Future of Nursing,"" and addresses the expansion of the nurse's role in the US and worldwide.
The text continues to provide a comprehensive examination of neonatal care from a physiologic and pathophysiologic approach, with a major emphasis on nursing management at the bedside and advanced practice level. The complete physiologic and embroyologic foundation of each neonatal body system is presented, along with evidence-based interventions to assist the student in understanding the 'why' behind what is seen in the clinical area. The thread of integrative management pervades the text, which also examines the relevance of various diagnostic tests. The book presents extensive research findings that provide evidence to support practice strategies and rationales for sound clinical decision-making. Included are such foundational topics as risk factors, genetics, physiologically critical periods of development, nutrition, and parenting as well as topics of recent interest such as iatrogenic complications, neonatal pain, use of computers or other technology in neonatal care, and neonatal AIDS. Case studies lead the reader through the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of treatment of common and rare neonatal conditions. Also included are practice protocol guides, a discussion guide, video clips of chapter contributors, and periodic clinical updates.
New to the Fifth Edition:
- Presents new chapters on emerging infections, the late preterm infant, and neonatal care from a global perspective
- Includes updated information on neonatal care protocols and procedures, neuroprotective factors, new treatment modalities and new trends in developmental care
- Tackles the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly the goal to reduce the <5 years of age mortality
- Integrates the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) five competencies and reflects the Affordable Healthcare Act and the Robert Wood Johnson and IOM report ""The Future of Nursing""
- Addresses the expansion of the nurse's role in the US and worldwide
- Provides case studies that lead the reader through the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of common and rare neonatal conditions
Carol A. Kenner, PhD, RNC-NIC, NNP, FAAN, is nationally and internationally known for her policy-setting work to establish rights of the neonate, standards for the care of the neonate and the reduction of infant mortality worldwide. Dr. Kenner holds many titles, including Dean/Professor, School of Nursing, and Associate Dean, Bouve College of Health Sciences, at Northeastern University, Boston, USA and Adjunct Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA. She also serves as President, Consultants with Confidence, Inc., West Roxbury, MA; Consultant, Excelsior University Online Program, Albany, NY; and Trainer, End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium in Pediatric Palliative Care (ELNEC), Washington, DC. She has published > 75 peer-reviewed journal articles, 30 books, and at least 80 book chapters. Dr. Kenner has participated as PI, Co-PI or Consultant on nearly 60 research grants. She is a member of four honorary organisations, including the AAN (elected 1994) and is a member of numerous review panels, editorial boards, and consultant groups.
Judy Wright Lott, DSN, RN, BC-NNP, FAAN has served as Dean, Baylor University School of Nursing (TX), USA since 2002. She has worked in the clinical setting in various capacities since 1976. From 1992 - 96, she was the NNP Service Director/Associate Professor of Nursing at the Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, USA where she also was responsible for the administration of the NNP Service of the Level III NICU (1992-'96); and NNP Coordinator, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA where she was responsible for 12 NNPs. Dr. Lott was inducted into the AAN (2003), the AACN Fuld Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (2003-'04), and Visiting Professor for the Perinatal Society of Australia and NZ (2001). Dr. Lott has co-authored three editions of Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing with Dr. Kenner. She has been invited to deliver many presentations, published 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, 21 book chapters and has been awarded 6 funded research grants, including a $260K grant from NINR.