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Examination of the Newborn : An Evidence Based Guide, 22 Nov 2011
This book is aimed at any practitioner who is involved with examination of the newborn.
A consistent approach to the examination, early intervention and preventative care can have the most positive influence on outcome for the newborn. To this end, the UK National Screening Committee have produced a set of standards and competencies for clinical practice that all health care professionals should be taking into consideration before undertaking the newborn examination.
The book takes the reader through the process of examination of the newborn using a systematic, evidence based approach paying close attention to the UK Screening Committee's Newborn and Infant Physical Examination standards and competencies.
In additon to the physiological aspects, the book addresses areas such as the importance of history taking and how central this process is to a positive outcome. Professional issues surrounding the newborn examination are also addressed together with the role of the employer in facilitating midwives to perform the examination within Trusts.
The text also deals with the midwife's role in child protection and sets this within the context of the newborn examination.
Examination of the Newborn:An Evidence Based Guide is the only book of its kind that incorporates the UK Screening Committee's standards and competencies. Therefore it provides essential reading for all health care professionals who are continually striving to update their knowledge and contribute positively to the standardisation of care on a national scale.