This is the ninth edition of a well-established, introductory text providing in-depth information on the care of the newborn, both normal and abnormal, full-term and pre-term, from minor to major abnormalities and illnesses. It provides an introduction to neonatology, concentrating on common conditions,for all health professionals concerned with care of the newborn.
New to this edition
The text is now fully referenced to give recent evidence base
Fully updated in line with recent guidelines e.g. resuscitation
Recent developments in intensive care (particularly of preterm neonates) and pharmacology
More about the care of normal babies, including the parents' perspective
Increased emphasis on the nursing/midwifery aspects
New material on neonatal encephalopathy; genetic disorders; social and psychological care of the family
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.
By Peter G. B. Johnston, MB, FRCP, FRCPCH MD, MA, Formerly Consultant Paediatrician, West Dorset General Hospitals NHS Trust, Dorset, UK
Professor of Radiation Oncology and Hematology/Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA; 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