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Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care, Sixth Edition

by Carole Kenner PhD NNP FAAN (Author), Leslie Altimier DNP RNC MSN NE-BC (Editor), Marina V. Boykova PhD RN (Editor)

The sixth edition of this acclaimed neonatal nursing text is completely updated to encompass the most current research findings and strategies for providing cost-effective and evidence-based care. It continues to address neonatal care from a physiologic and pathophysiologic perspective, with a major emphasis on nursing management at the bedside and advanced practice level. It examines each neonatal body system and describes evidence-based interventions that assist in understanding the ‘why’ behind various clinical presentations. Integrative management is threaded throughout the text along with extensive research findings to support practice strategies and rationales for sound clinical decision-making. Case studies, evidence-based practice boxes, QSEN competencies, and online resources help to amplify and reinforce content.

New to the Sixth Edition:

New technologies including neonatal health care simulation
Trauma-Informed Care
Substantial revisions to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program
Updates in Continuous Quality Improvement
Emphasis on neuroprotective factors
Emerging global trends
Genomics and its relationship to precision health prevention of diseases
Maternal-Fetal Units
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and maternal drug use
Leadership and cost management of the NICU
Updates on neonatal care protocols and procedures, new treatments, and new trends in family-centered integrative developmental care
New palliative care protocols
Video clips regarding parental caregiving
Parent perspectives on care
Podcasts from experts in the field
Highlighted callouts for Emergency Alert, Quality and Safety Issues, and Family Concerns
Key Features:

Complete physiologic and embryologic foundation of each neonatal body system
The relevance of various diagnostic tests
Integrates quality and safety as per QSEN competencies
Case studies, evidence-based practice boxes, parent handouts, and online resources
Authored by internationally reputed “mother” of neonatal nursing
Parent Voices provide new perspective on neonatal care

About the Author
Carole Kenner, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FNAP, ANEF, is the Carol Kuser Loser Dean/Professor of the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science at the College of New Jersey. Dr. Kenner received a BS in nursing from the University of Cincinnati and her MS and PhD in nursing from Indiana University. She specialized in neonatal/perinatal nursing for her master’s and obtained a minor in higher education for her doctorate. She has authored more than 100 journal articles and 25 textbooks.

Her career is dedicated to nursing education and to the health of neonates and their families, as well as educational and professional development of healthcare practices in neonatology. Her dedication includes providing a healthcare standard for educating neonatal nurses nationally and internationally. Her passion led her to begin the journal Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, for which she served as an editor and then associate editor. She worked with the National Coalition on Health Professions Education in Genetics (NCHPEG) and the American Nurses Association to develop genetic competencies. She helped develop the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Neonatal/Pediatric modules. She served as the co-chair of the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Task Force on End-of-Life/Palliative care. She also helped development program recommendations for perinatal/neonatal palliative care as part of a family-centered/developmental care project sponsored by the National Perinatal Association. She serves on the Consensus Committee of Neonatal Intensive Care Design Standards, which sets recommendations for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit designs and serves on the March of Dimes Nursing Advisory Committee. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), a fellow in the National Academies of Practice, a fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education, past president of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), and founding president of the Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN), the first international organization representing neonatal nursing in setting standards globally. She is the 2011 recipient of the Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children internationally

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