Merenstein & Gardner's Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study, 8th Edition
Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study

Merenstein & Gardner's Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study, 8th Edition


Merenstein & Gardner’s Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care, 8th Edition, is the leading resource for collaborative, interprofessional critical care of newborns. Co-authored by physicians and nurses, it offers concise, comprehensive coverage with a unique multidisciplinary approach and real-world perspective that make it an essential guide for both neonatal nurses and physicians. The 8th edition features the latest neonatal research, evidence, clinical guidelines, and practice recommendations — all in a practical quick-reference format for easy retrieval and review of key information.

    • UNIQUE! Multidisciplinary author and contributor team consists of two physicians and two nurses, with each chapter written and reviewed by a physician-nurse team to ensure that information mirrors current, real-world practice in a neonatal intensive care unit.
    • Critical Findings boxes and tables outline symptoms and diagnostic findings that require immediate attention, helping you prioritize assessment data and steps in initial care.
    • UNIQUE! Clinical content highlighted in color allows you to quickly scan for information that directly affects patient care.
    • UNIQUE! Parent Teaching boxes highlight relevant information to share with a patient’s caregivers.
    • Clinical images, graphs, and algorithms illustrate clinically relevant concepts in neonatal intensive care.
    • Streamlined references include only the most current or classic sources.
      • NEW! Coverage of the latest neonatal research, evidence, clinical guidelines, and practice recommendations addresses topics such as: women with chronic illnesses becoming pregnant; maternal obesity; hypotension and shock in premature infants; pain and sedation; dedicated feeding sets vs. IVs for safety; MRSA; pediatric stroke; autism screening; discharge coordination; and more.
      • NEW! The latest AAP recommendations and guidelines for hypoglycemia, jaundice, herpes, respiratory syncytial virus, and neonatal transport team composition.
      • EXPANDED! Revised Evidence-Based Clinical Practice chapter focuses on evidence-based practice and quality improvement and the role of qualitative research in EBP.
      • EXPANDED! Updated Infection in the Neonate chapter features new GBS guidelines and CRP research.
      Unit One: Evidence-Based Practice
      1. Evidence-Based Clinical Practice
      Unit Two: Support of the Neonate
      2. Prenatal Environment: Effect on Neonatal Outcome
      3. Perinatal Transport and Levels of Care
      4. Delivery Room Care
      5. Initial Nursery Care
      6. Heat Balance
      7. Physiologic Monitoring
      8. Acid-Base Homeostasis and Oxygenation
      9. Diagnostic Imaging in the Neonate
      10. Pharmacology in Neonatal Care
      11. Drug Withdrawal in the Neonate
      12. Pain and Pain Relief
      13. The Neonate and the Environment: Impact on Development
      Unit Three: Metabolic and Nutritional Care of the Neonate
      14. Fluid and Electrolyte Management
      15. Glucose Homeostasis
      16. Total Parenteral Nutrition
      17. Enteral Nutrition
      18. Breast Feeding the Neonate with Special Needs
      19. Skin and Skin Care
      Unit Four: Infection and Hematologic Diseases of the Neonate
      20. Newborn Hematology
      21. Jaundice
      22. Infection in the Neonate
      Unit Five: Common Systemic Diseases of the Neonate
      23. Respiratory Diseases
      24. Cardiovascular Diseases and Surgical Interventions
      25. Neonatal Nephrology
      26. Neurologic Disorders
      27. Genetic Disorders, Malformations, and Inborn Errors of Metabolism
      28. Neonatal Surgery
      Unit Six: Psychosocial Aspects of Neonatal Care
      29. Families in Crisis: Theoretical and Practical Considerations
      30. Grief and Perinatal Loss
      31. Discharge Planning and Follow-Up of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Infant
      32. Ethics, Values, and Palliative Care in Neonatal Intensive Care
      Sandra Lee Gardner, RN, MS, CNS, PNP, Director, Professional Outreach Consultation; Co-Director, Nurse's Professional Development and Practice Association, LLC, Aurora, CO, Brian S. Carter, MD, FAAP, Mary I Enzman-Hines, APRN, PhD, CNS, CPNP, APHN-BC, Professor of Nursing, DNP Program Coordinator, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Colorado Springs Health Partners, Colorado Springs, CO and Jacinto A. Hernandez, MD, PhD, MHA, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine; Chairman Emeritus, Department of Neonatology, The Children's Hospital, Aurora, CO


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