Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Author: AWHONN
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323265010
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: Medical

Perfect as a resource in the field or for exam preparation, this authoritative reference from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) includes in-depth coverage of the most common neonatal disorders and their management. The concise outline format highlights the essentials of each condition including definition, etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments, and outcomes to help you find important information quickly. This new edition also features an increased focus on evidence-based practice, new CAMTS and AAMS guidelines, new techniques for PICC placement, and changes to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program. All necessary information to prepare for the neonatal intensive care nursing certification examination is included. Concise outline format provides access to important nursing considerations associated with the management of the most common conditions in the neonate. Text provides a collaborative effort between the three most authoritative associations in neonatal intensive care nursing - AWHONN, AACN, and NANN. Information on families, ethics, legal issues, research, case management, and the transition to home acknowledge the full scope of neonatal nursing practice. NEW! CAMTS and AAMS guidelines, techniques for PICC placement, and changes to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program are just a few of the updates that reveal the importance the new edition places on safety practices and procedures. NEW! Updated chapter on Patient Safety includes selected improvement strategies and resources for neonatal nurses to build a patient safety toolkit, discusses TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety), and recognizes human issues, such as shift work and fatigue. NEW! Increased focus on evidence-based practice for preterm infants, medications, and antepartum-intrapartum complications sets the standard for neonatal nursing practice. NEW! Strategies to promote inclusionary care better reflect nursing care today by focusing on family-centered care, comprehensive perinatal records, health care teams in the NICU, and best practices in the care of the late preterm infant. NEW! Comprehensively revised chapter on Immunology identifies risk factors for infection associated with term and preterm infants, distinguishes clinical symptoms and therapies associated with TORCHES CLAP spectrum infections, and includes prevention strategies for hospital-acquired infections. NEW! Thoroughly updated content and references reflect currency and technologic advances. NEW! Refocused chapter on Developmental Care guides the nurse to use assessment within the context of the environment and situation to initiate interventions in the moment or use patterns of responses for developing plans of care and presents core measures on evaluating developmental care practices in the NICU.

Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Author: AACN
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323392402
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Medical

Get ready for your neonatal intensive care nursing certification exam with the only review developed in collaboration with three leading nursing organizations! From AACN, AWHONN, and NANN, Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 5th Edition prepares you for your examination with hundreds of high-quality study questions and realistic test simulation. Based on the latest test plans of the AACN’s CCRN®-Neonatal exam and the NCC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC) exam, review questions cover the changes to the Core Curriculum and reflect the latest evidence, essential knowledge, and best practices. New to this edition are three new chapters and 225 completely new review questions. This powerful study tool offers unparalleled preparation for your certification exam! Endorsed by the three most authoritative associations in neonatal intensive care nursing: the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN); the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN); and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN). Realistic exam practice is offered through 675 total questions that mirror the certification exam content, the multiple-choice question format, and the distribution of content. Answers are provided for each question, accompanied by rationales and references, to enhance your understanding of the material. Online flexibility allows you to organize review questions and test format by your preferred examination, either the AACN or NCC. Online exam simulation - included free with each new copy of the book - mirrors the test-taking experience with an interactive, timed format. Customized study lets you choose whether to work through online questions in Study Mode or Examination Mode. Online remediation includes rationales for both correct and incorrect answers, and in-book remediation provides rationales for correct answers. A compact, portable size makes the book easier to study anytime, anywhere. 225 NEW review questions include 75 in the book and 150 additional online questions on the Evolve companion website. Thoroughly UPDATED review content reflects AACN’s latest CCRN®-Neonatal exam and the NCC’s latest Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC) exam, information in Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 5th Edition, and the newest evidence-based guidelines for neonatal critical care. NEW! Three new chapters include Grieving Process, Quality Improvement, and Facilitation of Learning. NEW focus on culturally sensitive care is included in an expanded Family Integration and Culturally Sensitive Care chapter. UPDATED rationales in the Answer Key are referenced to the most recent literature and evidence-based guidelines. Compatibility with IPads, iPhones, and other mobile devices allows online exam practice that is easy and convenient.

Core Curriculum for Maternal Newborn Nursing

Author: AWHONN
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323287647
Release Date: 2015-05-12
Genre: Medical

AWHONN’s Core Curriculum for Maternal-Newborn Nursing, 5th Edition provides the most up-to-date, accurate information available on today’s maternal-newborn nursing practice. Its concise outline format covers concepts of reproduction, fetal development, normal pregnancy, intrapartum and postpartum periods, the normal newborn, complications in the mother and newborn, and ethical issues. With a fresh focus on patient safety and revised case studies, this clinical guide and certification prep tool features AWHONN-endorsed content for the practice of maternal-newborn nursing. AWHONN-endorsed content makes this the definitive resource in preparing for current practice and specialty nursing certification examinations. Coverage of the full scope of maternal-newborn nursing practice addresses topics, such as: families; ethics; legal issues; research, case management; genetics; and the transition to home and parenthood. Bulleted outline format allows for quick review and reference of key information on the management of pregnant women and their newborns through all stages of care. NEW! Focus on patient safety draws attention to developing competencies related to safe nursing practice. NEW! Content on medication safety, including high alert medications, emphasizes critical drug information that must be considered to provide safe patient care. UPDATED! Extensively revised case studies and review questions reflect the realities of practice and provide testing for certification examinations with realistic patient scenarios. EXPANDED! Updated content throughout gives you the most current practice guidelines to promote quality care.

Merenstein Gardner s Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care

Author: Sandra Lee Gardner
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323320849
Release Date: 2015-04-10
Genre: Medical

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.

Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Author: Glenys Boxwell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135154608
Release Date: 2010-04-29
Genre: Medical

Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition of Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing is a comprehensive, evidence-based text for nurses and midwives caring for sick newborn babies. Written by and for nurses, it concentrates on the common problems occurring within the neonatal intensive care unit. This user-friendly text will enable nurses to recognise, rationalise and remedy these problems using both a multi-systems and an evidence-based approach. Individual chapters include: Professional Development • Developmentally-focused Nursing Care • Resuscitation of the Newborn • Management of Thermal Stability • Management of Respiratory Disorders • Cardiovascular Management • Brain Injury in the Preterm Infant • Haematological Problems • Pain Management • Fluid and Electrolyte Balance • Nutritional management • Neonatal Infection • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures • Neonatal Anaesthesia • Surgical Aspects of Neonatal Intensive Care • Neonatal Transport • Family Support • Ethics and Neonatal Nursing • Medication in the Newborn • Death and Dying in the Neonatal Unit It is essential reading for experienced nurses and midwives caring for sick newborn babies within the neonatal intensive care unit, for nurses undertaking qualifications in the specialism of neonatal nursing and for pre-registration students undertaking relevant modules or placements.

Neonatal Nursing Care Handbook Second Edition

Author: Carole Kenner, PhD, RNC-NIC, NNP, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826171658
Release Date: 2016-06-21
Genre: Medical

Neonatal nurses face an ever-changing practice landscape that requires swift decisions and actions. This is an up-to-date, comprehensive, quick reference resource written specifically for neonatal nurses throughout the globe. Designed for speedy information retrieval, it encompasses vital information about commonly encountered conditions and procedures on the neonatal unit. The handbook is written by outstanding neonatal practitioners in accessible language and consistently formatted for ease of use. Illustrations, diagrams and flow charts enhance information, which is divided into sections covering Systems Assessment and Management of Disorders, Special Care Considerations, and Procedures and Diagnostic Tests. Appendices deliver such valuable tools for clinical practice as a list of common abbreviations and pertinent web resources. Also included are downloadable, digital, patient management tools, reusable templates, and quick-reference calculation tools. Key Features: Provides quick-access, current information about common neonatal conditions and procedures Assists neonatal nurses in making sound clinical decisions Written by prominent leaders in the neonatal field Delivers information concisely and clearly for neonatal nursing staff and APs worldwide Enhances content with illustrations, diagrams, and flow charts and digital patient management and calculation tools

Transformative Nursing in the NICU

Author: Mary E. Coughlin, RN, MS, NNP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826196583
Release Date: 2014-02-13
Genre: Medical

This innovative text for Neonatal Nurses and NICU clinicians introduces new, evidence-based care protocols proven to mitigate or reduce the profound morbidities and subsequent developmental challenges that afflict newborns in the NICU. The book reframes the concept of developmentally supportive care to trauma-informed, age-appropriate care of the hospitalized premature infant. Aimed at transforming NICU practice, the book links developmental care to quality standards and Joint Commission requirements. The text is also unique in its provision of engaging online learning activities that facilitate the translation of content into clinical practice, whereby the user can also earn CEUs. The text highlights the ways in which Nightingale's tenets of nursing and Watson's theory of human caring science resonate with the its subject matter and are applied in the NICU. It includes examples of favorable outcomes associated with the protocols described in this book from practitioners in the U.S. and overseas. Additionally, the text aligns with NANN guidelines for Age Appropriate Care of the Premature and Hospitalized Infant. This book will provide the neonatal nurse/APN with best available, evidence-based caring strategies to consistently and reliably manage the trauma associated with the NICU experience and mitigate both short-term and long-term complications associated with this developmental trauma. Key Features: Introduces cutting-edge, evidence-based care protocols proven to reduce the profound morbidities and developmental challenges of premature infants Reframes the concept of developmentally supportive care to trauma-informed, age-appropriate care Meets Joint Commission requirements for age-appropriate staff education Includes examples from researchers and practitioners worldwide Presents innovative online learning activities to facilitate translation of content to clinical practice

Assisted Ventilation of the Neonate

Author: Jay P. Goldsmith
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323392150
Release Date: 2016-09-02
Genre: Medical

Extensively updated and featuring a new editorial team, the 6th Edition of Assisted Ventilation of the Neonate, by Drs. Jay P. Goldsmith, Edward Karotkin, Gautham Suresh, and Martin Keszler, continues to be a must-have reference for the entire NICU. Still the only fully comprehensive guide in this fast-changing area, it provides expert guidance on contemporary management of neonatal respiratory diseases, with an emphasis on evidence-based pharmacologic and technologic advances to improve outcomes and quality of life in newborns. A new full-color design and chapter layout combine for quick and easy reference. Covers everything you need to know about respiratory management in neonates: general principles and concepts; assessment, diagnosis and monitoring methods; therapeutic respiratory interventions; adjunctive interventions; and special situations and outcomes. Covers basic concepts of pulmonary pathophysiology and gives practical guidance on providing neonatal respiratory support with a variety of techniques, so you can learn both basic and advanced methods in one volume. Offers more than 30 appendices that help you quickly find normal values, assessment charts, ICU flow charts, procedure steps and other useful, printable forms. Reflects the rapid evolution of approaches to respiratory care, including the shift to non-invasive support, as well as changes in oxygenation targets, high-flow nasal therapy, volume ventilation, and sophisticated microprocessor-controlled ventilators. Completely new information on many previously covered topics, including ethical and legal issues related to neonatal mechanical ventilation. Features 11 entirely new chapters, including Radiography, Lung Ultrasound and Other Imaging Modalities; Non-invasive Monitoring of Gas Exchange; Airway Evaluation: Bronchoscopy, Laryngoscopy, Tracheal Aspirates; Special Ventilation Techniques; Cardiovascular Therapy and PPHN; and Quality Improvement in Respiratory Care . Includes new opening summaries that highlight key information in each chapter.

Care of the Sick Neonate

Author: Paulette S. Haws
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781734967
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Medical

This quick reference book for the neonatal nurse practitioner covers Prenatal and Labor and Delivery, Delivery Room Management, and Neonatal Management, including NICU admission and common problems organized by body system. Most common neonatal diseases, health management strategies and interventions, and mathematical calculations are addressed. The information is presented in a succinct, user-friendly outline format, with additional resources at the end of each chapter. Appendices include AAP immunization guidelines and weight and temperature conversion charts.

Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse Exam Secrets Study Guide

Author: Neonatal Nurse Exam Secrets Test Prep Te
Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc
ISBN: 1610722515
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Medical

***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse Exam Secrets helps you ace the Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to Neonatal Nurse Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't PaNeonatal, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Content review including: Gestational Age, Modified Ballard Score, Neuromuscular Measurements, Hypoglycemia, Moro Reflex, Symmetric IUGR, Neonatal Resuscitation, Caesarean Section, Hyperkalemia, Naloxone, Amniotic Fluid, Meconium, Epinephrine, Endotracheal Intubation, Pneumothorax, Birth Asphyxia, Secondary Apnea, APGAR Test, Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Down Syndrome Newborn, Caput Succedaneum, Cephalohematoma, Developmental Dysplasia, Cyanotic, Hydrocele, Congenital Defect, Nasopharynx, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Cutis Marmorata, Fontanelles, Hypernatremia, Hypocalcemia, Benefits Of Breastfeeding, Total Parenteral Nutrition, Osteopenia, Carnitine Supplementation, Pregestimil, Extrauterine Growth Restriction, Non-Shivering Thermogenesis, and much more...

Focus on Nursing Pharmacology

Author: Amy M. Karch
Publisher:
ISBN: 1469826518
Release Date: 2013-01-07
Genre: Medical

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