Publication Date 30 Apr 2013
OverviewThis is the field's most trusted and comprehensive pocket guide to treating common and rare problems in newborns - expanded and updated. "A copy of this reference should be kept readily available in the newborn unit. It is a potent learning tool for NCU students." (Family Medicine review of an earlier edition). A true essential for twenty-five years, this streamlined pocket reference provides logically organized, quickly retrievable information on basic and advanced management techniques for the neonate. Featuring a convenient outline approach that puts key information at your fingertips, this quick reference covers everything you need to know about on-call neonatal problems, procedures, diseases and disorders, and pharmacology. Features: new international editorial board; new chapters on therapeutic hypothermia, laryngeal mask airway, extravasation and infiltration, transillumination, transpyloric intubation, pain in the neonate, coagulation disorders, transient neonatalmyasthenia gravis, pertussis, and tuberculosis; new full-color images of neonatal rashes and dermatologic problems; new immunization tables; an "On Call" section presenting 34 common and serious patient management issues with guidelines for rapid diagnosis and treatment; cutting-edge strategies for management of specific respiratory syndromes; one of the most comprehensive listings of neonatal medications available anywhere; and valuable appendices, including Abbreviations Used in Neonatology, Blood Pressure Determinations, Isolation Guidelines, and more.