Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 4th Edition

Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

4th Edition

By M. Terese Verklan, PhD, CCNS, RNC, Associate Professor, Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, Houston, TX; Director-Clinical Research, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston, TX and Marlene Walden, PhD, RNC, NNP-BC, CCNS, Professor, Clinical Nursing and Director, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, The University of Texas, Austin, TX


SECTION ONE: ANTEPARTUM, INTRAPARTUM, AND TRANSITION TO EXTRAUTERINE LIFE

1. Uncomplicated Antepartum and Intrapartum Care

2. Antepartum-Intrapartum Complications

3. Perinatal Substance Abuse

4. Adaptation to Extrauterine Life

5. Neonatal Delivery Room Resuscitation


SECTION TWO: CORNERSTONES OF CLINICAL PRACTICE

6. Thermoregulation

7. Physical Assessment

8. Fluid and Electrolyte Management

9. Glucose Management

10. Nutritional Management

11. Developmental Support

12. Pharmacology

13. Laboratory Concepts and Test Interpretation

14. Radiologic Evaluation

15. Common Invasive Procedures

16. Pain Assessment and Management

17. Families in Crisis

18. Patient Safety

19. Discharge Planning and Transition to Home Care

20. Genetics: From Bench to Bedside

21. Intrafacility and Interfacility Neonatal Transport

22. Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Infant

23. Care of the Late Preterm Infant NEW


SECTION THREE: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY: MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT OF COMMON DISORDERS

24. Respiratory Distress

25. Apnea

26. Assisted Ventilation

27. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

28. Cardiovascular Disorders

29. Gastrointestinal Disorders

30. Endocrine Disorders

31. Hematologic Disorders

32. Immunology and Infectious Disease

33. Renal and Genitourinary Disorders

34. Neurologic Disorders

35. Congenital Anomalies

36. Neonatal Dermatology

37. Ophthalmologic and Auditory Disorders


SECTION FOUR: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

38. Foundations of Neonatal Research

39. Ethical Issues

40. Legal Issues