A practical guide to the management of newborn infants, both in the delivery suite and in the postnatal ward. This is a companion volume to "A Manual of Neonatal Intensive Care", and includes the criteria by which babies should be admitted to neonatal intensive care units.
This handy book is a practical guide to the management of newborn infants both in the delivery suite and in the postnatal ward. It forms a companion to 'A Manual of Neonatal Intensive Care' and provides comprehensive information on all aspects of normal neonatal care, together with the criteria by which babies should be admitted to neonatal intensive care units. No section of the book has been left untouched by rigorous updating, which has been aided by detailed specialist reviews. This revision reflects important trends, and growing problems, in modern neonatal care (such as the increase in the number of home births, a greater knowledge of the effects of maternal infection, and the continuing controversy regarding the pros and cons of formular feeds) and incorporates new legislation and the most recent relevant references.