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Examination of the Newborn: An Evidence-Based Guide (2nd edition)

This practical evidence-based guide on neonatal examination has been updated to include the latest guidelines from the Nursing and Midwifery Council as well as national screening guidelines as endorsed by the UK screening committee.

It is a comprehensive and practical guide that supports the development of competence. Topics including history taking, examination of the skin, head and neck, as well as chromosome, genetic and behavioural concepts are presented in a logical, informative and professional style.

Lavishly illustrated colour plates and diagrams serve to aid understanding of what can be complicated and complex concerns. Additionally, the use of diagrams, flow charts and case studies highlight and guide best practice.

Accompanied by a web link that includes interactive multiple-choice questions, videos and a step-by-step guide to the newborn examination, this is an interactive book that should be available for all front line staff in neonatal and midwifery units.

This is an excellent text that supports the changing professional boundaries and is an ideal companion to those who undertake this extended role. It will also be an invaluable aid to students and advanced practitioners as well as those involved in neonatal and midwifery care in a hospital or a community setting.

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