Care of the Newborn by Ten Teachers

Care of the Newborn by Ten Teachers

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Caring for the well newborn is an essential element of everyday midwifery practice. Providing a comprehensive guide to the problems associated with newborn babies, Care of the Newborn by Ten Teachers is a key textbook for trainee midwives. The ten teachers involved in writing this book are drawn from all over the UK and bring together a wealth of experience in midwifery and neonatal nursing teaching and practice. The emphasis is on caring for the normal neonate, with deviations from the normal threaded throughout. Taking a holistic approach, each chapter links theory and practice, with explicit reference to professional standards and guidelines. As well as infant feeding, skin care and thernal care practice, this book covers signs and causes of common problems such as jaundice, infections, respiratory problems, and birth injury, providing care and treatment strategies for the neonate and family. This easy-to-follow full colour design, with superb diagrams and photographs and helpful features such as key points, case histories and chapters overviews, makes this essential reading for all student midwives, as well as those on post-qualifying courses in neonatal care. It is also a useful reference for practising midwives and neonatal nurses.Fold the nappy back, at each change, until the cord falls off. In the first few days, it is ... Wet cotton wool can be used if the area becomes soiled, otherwise leave it alone. There is no need to use antiseptic wipes or powders. The cord clamp may anbsp;...

Title:Care of the Newborn by Ten Teachers
Author:Hilary Lumsden, Debbie Holmes
Publisher:CRC Press - 2010-01-29


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