Merenstein & Gardner's Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care, 9th Edition
Co-authored by an interprofessional collaborative team of physicians and nurses, Merenstein & Gardner’s Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care, 9th Edition is the leading resource for interprofessional, collaborative care of critically ill newborns. It offers comprehensive coverage with a unique interprofessional collaborative approach and a real-world perspective that make it a practical guide for both nursing and medical students alike. The new ninth edition features a wealth of expanded content on delivery-room care; new evidence-based care "bundles"; palliative care in the NICU; interprofessional collaborative care of parents with depression, grief, and complicated grief; and new pain assessment tools. Updated high-quality references have also been reintegrated into the book, making it easier for students to locate research evidence and standards of care with minimal effort. These additions, along with updates throughout, ensure that students are equipped with the very latest neonatal clinical care guidelines and practice recommendations — all in a practical quick-reference format for easy retrieval and review.
- UNIQUE! Core author team of two physicians and two nurses gives this internationally recognized reference a true interprofessional collaborative approach that is unmatched by any other resource.
- Consistent organization within clinical chapters include Physiology/Pathophysiology, Etiology, Prevention, Data Collection (History, Signs and Symptoms, and Laboratory Data), Treatment/Intervention, Complications, and Parent Teaching sections.
- UNIQUE! Color-highlighted point-of-care clinical content makes high-priority clinical content quick and easy to find.
- UNIQUE! Parent Teaching boxes outline the relevant information to be shared with a patient’s caregivers.
- Critical Findings boxes outline symptoms and diagnostic findings that require immediate attention to help the provider prioritize assessment data and steps in initial care.
- Case studies demonstrate how to apply essential content to realistic clinical scenarios for application-based learning.
- NEW! Updated content throughout reflects the latest evidence-based practice, national and international guidelines, and current protocols for interprofessional collaborative practice in the NICU.
- NEW! Up-to-date, high-quality references are now reintegrated into the text for quick retrieval, making it easier for clinicians to locate research evidence and standards of care with minimal effort.
- NEW! Expanded content on delivery-room care includes the impact of staffing on quality of care, delayed cord clamping, resuscitation, and more.
- NEW! Coverage of the new evidence-based care "bundles" keeps clinicians up to date on new guidelines that have demonstrated improved outcomes of very preterm infants.
- NEW! Coverage of new pain assessment tools equips NICU providers with essential resources for maintaining patient comfort.
- NEW! Expanded coverage of palliative care in the NICU provides the tools needed to ensure patient comfort.
- NEW! Expanded coverage of interprofessional collaborative care of parents with depression, grief, and complicated grief prepares clinicians for this essential area of practice.
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. Care at Birth 5. Immediate Newborn 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 Susan Niermeyer