Title Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care, 6/e
Author Carole Kenner, Leslie B. Altimier, Marina V. Boykova
ISBN 9780826139092
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No of pages 1036
Book size 210 x 274 mm
Publishing year 2020
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Praise for the Fifth Edition:

“This book provides a complete look at neonatal healthcare delivery…[It] includes discussions of contemporary topics of interest, such as informatics, genetics, global health, and family-centered care, which are vital to providers caring for neonates today. The case studies and evidence-based practice dialogues provide great opportunities for further reflection. The book is useful to a wide audience in nursing, including undergraduate and graduate nursing students, practicing neonatal and pediatric nurses, and advanced practice nurses who care for neonates.

Score: 92, 4 Stars--Doody’s Medical Reviews


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



Past Contributors to the Fifth Edition

Foreword Linda S. Franck, PhD, RN, FRCPCH, FAAN



Share Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care

Unit I. Prenatal Considerations and Care

Chapter 1. Fetal Development: Environmental Influences and Critical Periods (Carole Kenner)

Chapter 2. Prenatal, Intrapartal, and Postpartal Risk Factors (Dolores R. Dzubaty)

Unit II. Intrapartal and Newborn Care

Chapter 3. Resuscitation and Stabilization of the Newborn and Infant (Gail A. Bagwell)

Chapter 4. Assessment of the Newborn and Infant (Terri A. Cavaliere)

Chapter 5. Normal Term Newborn (Cheryl Riley, Becky Spencer, and Lyn S. Prater)

Unit III. Systems Assessment and Management of Disorders

Chapter 6. Respiratory System (Samuel Gentle, Colm Travers, and Waldemar A. Carlo)

Chapter 7. Cardiovascular System (Donna A. Goff)

Chapter 8. Gastrointestinal System (Khiet D. Ngo and Manoj Shah)

Chapter 9. Metabolic System (Susan Kau and Stephanie Hoe)

Chapter 10. Endocrine System (Susan Kau and Stephanie Hoe)

Chapter 11. Immune System (Mary Beth Bodin and Jacqueline Hoffman)

Chapter 12. Integumentary System (Carolyn Houska Lund and Joanne McManus Kuller)

Chapter 13. Hematologic System (Gail A. Bagwell and Deborah K. Steward)

Chapter 14. Musculoskeletal System (Ashlea D. Cardin)

Chapter 15. Neurologic System (Georgia R. Ditzenberger and Susan Tucker Blackburn)

Chapter 16. Auditory System (Kathleen Haubrich)

Chapter 17. Ophthalmic System (Lori Baas Rubarth and Debra M. Parker)

Chapter 18. Genitourinary System (Leslie A. Parker)

Unit IV. Special Considerations

Chapter 19. Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid–Base Balance (Shreyas Arya and Vivek Narendran)

Chapter 20. Nutrition Management of Premature Infants (Diane M. Anderson)

Chapter 21. Neonatal and Infant Pharmacology (Beth Shields)

Chapter 22. Emerging Technologies in Neonatal Care: Healthcare Simulation for Neonatal Care (Carole Kenner)

Chapter 23. Pain in the Newborn and Infant (Marlene Walden and Carol Turnage Spruill)

Chapter 24. Fetal Therapy (Taryn M. Edwards and Tamara M. Meeker)

Chapter 25. Surgical Considerations in the Newborn and Infant (Kaye Spence)

Chapter 26. Emerging Infections (Kathryn R. McLean and Tami Wallace)

Unit V. Vulnerable Populations

Chapter 27. Newborn or Infant Transplant Patient (Kathleen P. Juco-Purdy)

Chapter 28. Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Infant (Abhay Lodha, Jenna L. Dobry, and Shahirose S. Premji)

Chapter 29. The Late Preterm Infant (Maureen F. McCourt)

Chapter 30. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (Gail A. Bagwell)

Unit VI. Environmental Health and Family-Centered Care in Tthe NICU and Beyond

Chapter 31. Neurobehavioral Development (Leslie B. Altimier and Diane Holditch-Davis)

Chapter 32. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Environment (Leslie B. Altimier and Robert D. White)

Chapter 33. The NICU—Through a Mother’s Eyes (Kelley Benham French and Leslie B. Altimier)

Chapter 34. Touch a Life, Impact a Lifetime: Trauma-Informed Care in the NICU (Mary E. Coughlin McNeil and
Amy D’Agata)

Chapter 35. Family: Essential Partner in Care (Jacqueline M. McGrath and Dorothy Vittner)

Chapter 36. Palliative and End-of-Life Care (Carole Kenner and Donna J. Ryan)

Chapter 37. Postdischarge Care of the Newborn, Infant, and Families (Marina V. Boykova, Carole Kenner, Karen Walker, and Deborah A. Discenza)

Unit VII. Neonatal Care in the New Millennium: Challenges and Opportunities

Chapter 38. Trends in Neonatal Care Delivery (Carole Kenner and Jana L. Pressler)

Chapter 39. Neonatal Care Using Informatics (Susan K. Newbold)

Chapter 40. Human Genetics and Genomics: Impact on Neonatal Care (Robin Dawn Clark)

Chapter 41. Trends in Neonatal Research and Evidence-Based Practice (Jana L. Pressler and Valerie Boebel Toly)

Chapter 42. Legal and Ethical Issues in Neonatal Care (Carole Kenner)

Chapter 43. Neonatal Care From a Global Perspective (Carole Kenner and Marina V. Boykova)

Chapter 44. Competency-Based Education and Continued Competency (Geralyn Sue Prullage)

Unit VIII. Neonatal Diagnostic and Care Protocols

Chapter I. Diagnostic Processes (Samual Mooneyham)

Chapter II. Guidelines for Supporting Skin-to-Skin Contact in the NICU (Raylene M. Phillips)

Chapter III. Developmental Care for the Sick and Preterm Infant (Caitlin Bradley and Christina Mahoney)

Chapter IV. Neonatal Transport (Dorothy M. Mullaney)

Chapter V. Introduction to Vascular Access (Elizabeth L. Sharpe)

Chapter VI. Newborn Whole-Body Cooling Protocol (Georgia R. Ditzenberger and Susan Tucker Blackburn)

Chapter VII. Neuroprotective Intervention (Leslie B. Altimier and Raylene M. Phillips)

Appendix A: Neonatal Nurses and Interconception Care (Merry-K. Moos)

Appendix B: Conversion Table to Standard International (SI) Units

Appendix C: Frequently Used Reference Values and Conversions

Appendix D: International Standards for Newborn Weight, Length, and Head Circumference by Gestational Age and Sex


About the Editors:

Carole Kenner, PhD, 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 bachelor’s of science in nursing from the University of Cincinnati and her master’s and doctorate 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, in which she served as editor and then associate editor. She worked with the National Coalition on Health Professional 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 develop 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-setting standards globally. She is the 2011 recipient of the Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children internationally.

Leslie B. Altimier, DNP, RNC, MSN, NE-BC, is the director for clinical innovation and research for Phillips HealthTech, where she is responsible for developing clinical analytic support algorithms and research tools for future NICU technology. She received her BSN from Kent State University, MSN from the University of North Carolina, DNP from Northeastern University in Boston, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in compassionate healthcare through the Northeastern University in collaboration with the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare and the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare. In her 30-year nursing career, she has worked in a variety of neonatal, pediatric, and adult intensive care units, and has been a clinical director of nursing for a hospital network consisting of a 50-bed level III NICU and multiple level II NICUs.

Dr. Altimier is a renowned clinician who lectures internationally and has published over 100 articles, chapters, and books on topics related to the care of neonates and families, NICU design, and organizational leadership. She was the editor-in-chief of Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews (NAINR) journal and most recently is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Neonatal Nursing (JNN), the official journal of the Neonatal Nurses Association (NNA). She is a member of NANN (the National Association of Neonatal Nurses), COINN (Council of International Neonatal Nurses, Inc.), and INANE (the International Academy of Nurse Editors). She also holds a nursing executive certification by the AANC.

Dr. Altimier has contributed to nursing through practice, education, leadership, research, and publications. She is passionate about neuroprotective developmental care, family-integrated care, and compassionate care and has earned the Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist Designation from NANN. Her goal is to create a culture of change in healthcare worldwide.

Marina V. Boykova, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor of nursing in the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Holy Family University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Boykova received her Diploma in Nursing Practice from the School of Nursing #3, Saint Petersburg, Russia; a Certificate in Theory and Practice of Nurse Education, Medical College #1, Saint Petersburg, Russia; a Certificate in Theory and Practice of Nurse Education, Chester, United Kingdom; Bachelor of Science with Honours in Professional Practice (Nursing), University of Liverpool, Chester, United Kingdom; Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing, Novgorod University of Y. Mudrogo, Novgorod, Russia; Master of Science in Health Promotion (Distinction), University of Liverpool, Chester, United Kingdom; and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International. She serves as a non-executive director for the Council of International Neonatal Nursing, Inc. (COINN). Dr. Boykova’s clinical background is neonatal intensive care nursing. Her research interests center on transition from hospital to home and to primary care for parents of preterm infants. She has published in this area as well as neonatal care topics. She co-authored a policy brief on Red for the American Academy of Nursing.

Target Audience:

The book is useful to a wide audience in nursing, including undergraduate and graduate nursing students, practicing neonatal and pediatric nurses, and advanced practice nurses who care for neonates.

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