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by Dipak K Guha, Rashmi Guha, RD Srivastava
This book Practical Newborn Critical Care Nursing is a good companion for a nurse who wants to practice effective nursing of critically sick neonates. This book can also prove to be an ideal guide for someone who wants to take up leadership role as a supervisor, manager and an inspiring teacher in neonatal nursing. In this book compiled guidelines for nurses for managing sick neonates weighing from less than 600 grams upwards and those suffering from various illnesses and requiring different support systems. The book describes nearly 100 protocols. Each protocol is further elaborated under subtitles like, purpose, pertinent or background information, policy, expected outcome, protocol steps and caution, i.e. precautions to be taken. It is further supported by algorhythms, line diagrams, graphs or tables as required for further clarification. Basic problems tackled include thermoregulation, nutrition management for different birth weight groups, fluid therapy, acid-base balance and support for respiratory failure. Sections are also devoted to parent counseling, care by the parent, lactation management and neonatal transport. Issues related to surgical, cardiac and ophthalmic consultations have been discussed in practical details. There is a special section devoted to the training need for a Neonatal Nurse Specialist as well as the job description of an in-charge nurse with detailed instructions for housekeeping, administration, documentation, and infection control. This book deals with patient care protocols in such a great detail that leaves no scope for error. It is possible that some of the neonatal units may like to modify a few of the protocols of this book depending upon the available facilities for patient care in their hospital. This book will be equally useful to the sensitive pediatricians, both trained as well as in-training.
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1. Guha Dipak K
|Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, New Delhi, India
2. Guha Rashmi
|Tirath Ram Shah Hospital, New Delhi, India
|3. Srivastava RD
|Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, Delhi
|Critical Care Nursing, Pediatric Nursing
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