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Description - Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care by Carole Kenner

The sixth edition of this acclaimed neonatal nursing text is completely updated to encompass the most current research findings and strategies for providing cost-effective and evidence-based care. It continues to address neonatal care from a physiologic and pathophysiologic perspective, with a major emphasis on nursing management at the bedside and advanced practice level. It examines each neonatal body system and describes evidence-based interventions that assist in understanding the 'why' behind various clinical presentations. Integrative management is threaded throughout the text along with extensive research findings to support practice strategies and rationales for sound clinical decision-making. Case studies, evidence-based practice boxes, QSEN competencies, and online resources help to amplify and reinforce content.

New to the Sixth Edition:

  • New technologies including neonatal health care simulation
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Substantial revisions to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • Updates in Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Emphasis on neuroprotective factors
  • Emerging global trends
  • Genomics and its relationship to precision health prevention of diseases
  • Maternal-Fetal Units
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and maternal drug use
  • Leadership and cost management of the NICU
  • Updates on neonatal care protocols and procedures, new treatments, and new trends in family-centered integrative developmental care
  • New palliative care protocols
  • Video clips regarding parental caregiving
  • Parent perspectives on care
  • Podcasts from experts in the field
  • Highlighted callouts for Emergency Alert, Quality and Safety Issues, and Family Concerns

Key Features:

  • Complete physiologic and embryologic foundation of each neonatal body system
  • The relevance of various diagnostic tests
  • Integrates quality and safety as per QSEN competencies
  • Case studies, evidence-based practice boxes, parent handouts, and online resources
  • Authored by internationally reputed "mother" of neonatal nursing
  • Parent Voices provide new perspective on neonatal care

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