Update and improve your neonatal and newborn intensive care unit (NICU) nursing know-how, with the evidence-based Developmental Care of Newborns and Infants, 3rd Edition. This leading text on developmentally supportive care of infants and their families addresses the full spectrum of neonatal care, from prenatal planning to delivery, plus neonatal intensive care and the transition to home.
A completely updated version of the respected National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) publication, this is the definitive guide for learning current care standards, and the ideal foundation for neonatal nurses, students, and NICU nurses.
Upgrade your neonatal and NICU nursing knowledge with this science-based guide:
NEW and fully updated content and practice guidelines
NEW practice standards from the European Foundation for Infants and Newborn Children
NEW content aligned with the findings of the Gravens Task Force standards for high-risk newborns
NEW color-enhanced photographs of infants
Presents developmental care in terms of holistic awareness of infant and family and their interactions with the NICU environment
Offers a framework for providing care that protects and supports the neurobehavioral development of the infant - interdisciplinary approach
Chapters offer latest evidence-based findings and best practices, including:
The science of infant- and family-centered developmental care - history and principles
Infant- and family-centered care standards for NICU
Healthcare team collaboration, including the family
Theoretical perspective for individualized family-centered developmental care (IFCDC)
Quality indicators for developmental care - trauma-informed conceptual model
Infant mental health - essential strategies for social-emotional care of NICU families
The structures and processes of critical periods of fetal development
The NICU sensory environment
Collaborative therapeutic positioning - multisystem and behavioral implications
The high-risk infant - oral feeding, touch and massage, pain assessment and nonpharmacologic management, palliative care
Developmental care beyond the NICU
Expert guidance from physiology of embryonic and fetal development through to coordinated, interdisciplinary IFCDC care
Chapter features include:
Standards - Standards aligned with chapter content listed at the start of each chapter
Potential Research Questions - End-of-chapter questions that support your thought process for further research
Tables - Definitions of standards and competency levels, practice recommendations with levels of evidence, and
About the Clinical Editors
Carole Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, ANEF, is Carol Kuser Loser Dean and Professor at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey, and Chief Executive Officer of the Council of International Neonatal Nurses, Inc. (COINN) in Yardley, Pennsylvania.
Jacqueline M. McGrath, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, is Thelma and Joe Crow Endowed Professor and Vice Dean for Faculty Excellence at the School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas.