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5.0 out of 5 stars
An informative, evidence based excellent book in relation to newborn examination, 21 July 2011
The examination of the newborn is a well written evidence based book that covers a wide range of issues in relation to newborn examination. The book covers a range of topics that are relevant to clinical practice from history taking to anatomical examinations. In particular some of the paragraphs on specific conditions e.g. in relation to chromosomal and genetic problems, examination of the newborns skin and examination of the newborn heart and lungs are through giving information on anatomy and physiology, the relevant examinations and a range of conditions that may be present at birth. A range of photographs, diagrams and illustrations are used throughout the book that support the text very well and reinforce the many complex ideas put forward.
Overall this book is an excellent, informative and evidence based read that is academic, yet understandable that would be useful to student nurses, midwives and qualified staff alike. In particular this book would be useful for nursing and midwifery staff or students with an interest in the neonatal field.