Examination of the Newborn: An Evidence Based Guide by Anne LomaxExamination of the Newborn: An Evidence Based Guide by Anne Lomax

Examination of the Newborn: An Evidence Based Guide

byAnne Lomax

Paperback | July 18, 2011

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Examination of the Newborn: An Evidence Based Guide is a practical and comprehensive guide for practitioners to enable them to undertake physical examination of neonates safely and competently. Incorporating the current UK Screening Committee NIPE Standards and Competencies, this book brings into focus what 'good practice' should look like against current national standards.

Avaluable resource for midwives, advanced neonatal nurse practitioners, and health visitors, as well as all other health professionals involved in the examination of the newborn, this text covers:

  • Neonatal examination and history taking
  • Development of the heart and lungs and transition to extrauterine life.
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory assessment of the baby
  • Assessment of the neonatal skin and jaundice
  • Examination of the eyes head and neck
  • Examination of the abdomen and genitalia
  • Abnormalities of the lower extremities including developmental dysplasia of the hip
  • The dysmorphic infant and common congenital abnormalities
  • Behavioural issues
  • Professional issues in practice
  • Safeguarding Children

Examination of the Newborn provides essential reading for all health care professionals who are continually striving to update their knowledge and contribute to the standardisation of care on a national scale.

Title:Examination of the Newborn: An Evidence Based GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.7 × 6.8 × 0.6 inPublished:July 18, 2011Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1405197749

ISBN - 13:9781405197748

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Table of Contents




1 The Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Standards and Competencies (Anne Lomax).

2 History Taking and the Newborn Examination: An Evolving Perspective (Claire Evans).

3 Development of the Heart and Lungs and Transition to Extrauterine Life (Christopher D. Bedford and Anne Lomax).

4 Cardiovascular and Respiratory Assessment of the Baby (Christopher D. Bedford).

5 The Neonatal Skin: Examination of the Jaundiced Newborn and Gestational Age Assessment (Morris Gordon and Anne Lomax).

6 Examination of the Head, Neck and Eyes (Carmel Noonan, Fiona J. Rowe and Anne Lomax).

7 Examination of the Newborn Abdomen and Genitalia (Morris Gordon).

8 Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (Robin W. Paton).

9 Abnormalities of the Foot (Naomi Davis).

10 Chromosomal and Genetic Problems: Giving Feedback to Parents (Delyth Webb and Anne Lomax).

11 Newborn Behavioural Aspects(Jeanette Appleton).

12 Examination of the Newborn: Professional Issues in Practice (Norma Fryer and Claire Evans).

13 Examining the Neonate in the Hospital and Community: Child Protection Issues.

Catherine Quarrell.

Appendix 1: Useful Website Addresses.

Appendix 2: NIPE Information Leaflet for Parents.

Appendix 3: Skills for Health.

Glossary of Terms.