Title Fetal and Neonatal Physiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Author Amy J. Jnah, Andrea N. Trembath
ISBN 9780826157317
List price USD 98.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 500
Book size 203 X 267 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Sales territory Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
About the book


Written for neonatal and pediatric nurse practitioner students, Fetal and Neonatal Physiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse explores the developmental physiology of premature and term infants and presents common diseases that affect this specialized population. This unique text offers an innovative and engaging approach to learning normal and abnormal physiology to prepare students for their roles as resourceful and informed problem-solvers, caregivers, and health promoters.

Part One introduces core concepts including fetal origins of disease, genetic inheritance patterns, and placental physiology. Part Two investigates each major human body system. Finally, Part Three offers an exploration into the transition to extrauterine life and common challenges for perinatal and neonatal clinicians.

With a multitude of student learning resources and tools, Fetal and Neonatal Physiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse promotes contemplative thinking, understanding, and retention. Every chapter includes learning objectives for guidance, advice from the authors, and a mind map to visualize difficult concepts. Written by junior and senior nurses and physicians, this text embodies the interprofessional approach associated with optimal outcomes. Chapter podcasts and discussion questions are included with the text to actively integrate written content and engage students using multisensory teaching methods.

Key Features:

  • Presents a concise, visual and interactive presentation of a challenging subject
  • Designed specifically to accommodate a semester-long course
  • Contains numerous illustrations depicting fetal development and physiology of the different body systems
  • Each chapter contains reflective questions and other interactive learning resources
  • Incorporates genetics and pathophysiologic correlations
  • Meets the nationally-recognized accreditation requirements for APN physiology coursework




Robin L. Bissinger, Phd, Aprn, Nnp-Bc, Faan


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Part I: Basic Principles of Fetal and Neonatal Physiology

Chapter 1. Introduction (Amy J. Jnah and Andrea N. Trembath)

Chapter 2. Placental Development and Function (Leanne Nantais-Smith, Carolyn Herrington and Mark Kadrofske)

Part II: Fetal and Neonatal Physiology by Body System

Chapter 3. The Nervous System (Curry Bordelon, Bresney Fanning, Jenna Meredith and Amy J. Jnah)

Chapter 4. The Respiratory System (Janice L. Wilson and Jennifer Fitzgerald)

Chapter 5. The Cardiovascular System (Jacqui Hoffman, Nicole Thompson-Bowie and Amy J. Jnah)

Chapter 6. The Gastrointestinal System (Aksana Waskosky, Lisa Schepper, Rebecca Rose and Linda Strickland)

Chapter 7. The Hematopoietic System (Uduak Akpan, Erin Orth, Ryan Moore, Paula M. Timoney, Terri A. Cavaliere, Rebecca Chuffo Davila and Darlene A. Calhoun)

Chapter 8. The Renal System (Bobby Bellfl Ower, Curry Bordelon, Elizabeth Sharpe and Amy J. Jnah)

Chapter 9. The Immune System (Rani M. Delaney, Lauren C. Frazer, Maryellen Lane and Melissa S. Bauserman)

Chapter 10. The Metabolic and Endocrine System (Stephanie M. Blake, Amy J. Jnah and Deanna W. Adkins)

Chapter 11. The Reproductive System (Amy Bieda, Mary Terhaar and Mary Elaine Patrinos)

Chapter 12. The Skin (Leigh Ann Cates-Mcglinn, Rebecca Chuffo Davila, Marty Visscher and Vivek Narendran)

Chapter 13. The Eyes (Desi M. Newberry, Debbie Fraser, Sofi A Aliaga and Bill Diehl-Jones)

Part III: Transition to Extrauterine Life

Chapter 14. Delivery Methods (Amy R. Koehn, Melody Norris Waller and Evelyn Stephenson)

Chapter 15. Difficult Conversations (Ana Arias-Oliveras, Molly F. May, Courtney Komar, Meghan Bjerke and
Wendy J. Sturtz)


About the Editors:

Amy J. Jnah, DNP, NNP-BC, is a veteran of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps, an alumna of the Marquette University School of Nursing (BSN), East Carolina University College of Nursing (MSN), and University of Alabama at Birmingham (DNP). Dr. Jnah is currently an associate professor and director of the neonatal nurse practitioner program at the East Carolina University College of Nursing. She also serves as an assistant professor (adjunct) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

Her clinical interests include hyperbilirubinemia, neonatal resuscitation, the transition to extrauterine life, and issues that affect late-preterm infants. Dr. Jnah is a master trainer for the American Academy of Pediatrics Helping Babies Breathe program, and an Instructor-Mentor for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program. Her academic interests include mentoring, role modeling, and the integration of multisensory teaching innovations within distance education.

Dr. Jnah has received numerous awards and honors, which include the Reserve Officer Training Corps academic scholarship (1994–1998), distinguished graduate of the East Carolina University neonatal nurse practitioner program (2007–2008), and East Carolina University Scholar-Teacher of the Year (2017–2018) award. She is an active member of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), the National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NANNP), and the Academy of Neonatal Nursing (ANN), as well as the Carolinas Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (CANNP).

Andrea N. Trembath, MD, MPH, is a neonatologist and health services researcher at the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an alumna of the University of Michigan (BS), Wayne State University School of Medicine (MD), and the University of North Carolina School of Public Health (MPH). She completed a combined medicine–pediatrics residency at William Beaumont Hospital/Oakland University before completing her neonatal–perinatal medicine fellowship at the University of North Carolina. She is board certified in both general pediatrics and neonatal–perinatal medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Currently she is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Trembath’s research focuses on improving healthcare delivery, clinical decision making, and reducing the health disparities of high-risk women and infants. She has been a member of multiple task forces aimed at reducing infant mortality and has been a maternal–child health consultant for state and governmental agencies.

Target Audience:

Useful for neonatal and pediatric nurse practitioner students.

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