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The Student Guide to the Newborn Infant Physical Examination

Tracey Jones (University of Manchester, UK)



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22 August 2019
Neonatal medicine; Midwifery
This concise guide offers a comprehensive step-by-step framework for midwifery students to learn about all aspects of the newborn infant physical examination (NIPE), a screening assessment completed on all babies between 6 and 72 hours of age.

The Student Guide to the Newborn Infant Physical Examination encourages the reader to approach the examination in a system-based format, with case studies and practice tips to support learning.

The book offers:

* Evidence-based, well-illustrated assessment tools, which take into account the national screening committee standards, and is written by authors with both academic and clinical experience;

* A clear direction on how to perform the NIPE in practice while exploring the wider context of screening in healthcare today;

* Coverage of the changing role of the midwife, and the importance of understanding the whole context of the mother's care, health promotion and starting the practitioner-parent conversation.

The Student Guide to the Newborn Infant Physical Examination is a core text for all pre-registration midwifery students and a useful resource for qualified midwives, neonatal nurses and practice nurses.
Edited by:   Tracey Jones (University of Manchester UK)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm, 
Weight:   458g
ISBN:   9781138086395
ISBN 10:   1138086398
Pages:   232
Publication Date:   22 August 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction 1. The newborn infant physical examination Tracey Jones 2. The changing role of the practitioner caring for the newborn Tracey Jones 3. Communication skills in healthcare Tracey Jones 4. Maternal factors that influence fetal development Carol Mashhadi 5. Why the maternal history is important for the NIPE practitioner in performing a safe and thorough examination Kim Wilcock 6. The physical examination: a step-by-step approach Tracey Jones 6A. Examination of the head, including the ears, neck, eyes and neurological (tone) Melanie Carpenter and Michelle Scott 6B. Cardiovascular examination of the newborn infant Jonathan Hurst 6C. Examination of the respiratory system and the chest Michelle Scott 6D. Examination of the newborn abdomen and genitalia Natalie Fairhurst 6E. The skeletal examination Sarah Paterson 6F. Examination of the skin Natalie Anders and Alison Cooke 7. Congenital abnormalities Joanna Cookson 8. Overview of the NIPE and appropriate and timely referral pathways Anne Lomax and Claire Evans 9. Clinical competence and professional responsibility Christopher Lube and Tracey Jones 10. The second examination Tracey Jones Index

Tracey Jones is a senior lecturer in Neonatal Education at the University of Manchester, UK.

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