The Newborn Child, 9th Edition

Authors :
Peter G. B. Johnston & Kristie Flood & Karen Spinks

This well-established, introductory text is ideal for all health professionals concerned with care of newborns. It provides in-depth information on the care of the newborn, both normal and abnormal, full-term and pre-term, and from minor to major ......view more

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This well-established, introductory text is ideal for all health professionals concerned with care of newborns. It provides in-depth information on the care of the newborn, both normal and abnormal, full-term and pre-term, and from minor to major abnormalities and illnesses. An introduction to neonatology concentrates on common conditions, and all aspects of care of the baby are covered — from the antenatal period to the end of the first month after birth.

New to this edition
  • Fully referenced to provide a current evidence base.
  • Updated content reflects recent guidelines, developments in intensive care, pharmacology, and hepatitis C.
  • A discussion of current issues includes vitamin K administration.
  • Additional information is provided on the care of normal babies, including the parents' perspective.
  • It provides an increased emphasis on the nursing/midwifery aspects.

Key Features
  • The concise, readable text facilitates the comprehension of content.
  • The content is firmly evidence-based to ensure best practices.
  • Key points listed throughout the text assist in learning and comprehension.
  • Color photos illustrate important clinical conditions.

  • Author Information
    By Peter G.B. Johnston, MB, FRCP, FRCPCH, Formerly Consultant Paediatrician, West Dorset General Hospitals NHS Trust, Dorset, UK; Kristie Flood, Staff Nurse, Special Care Baby Unit, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK; and Karen Spinks, Senior Staff Nurse, Special Care Baby Unit, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK