Out of the nearly 4 million babies born each year, the majority are well newborns. Yet, most texts do not concentrate on them. The just published Care of the Well Newborn by B.J. Snell and Sandra L. Gardner is a unique text that focuses on care of the term newborn for the first month of life.
Written by distinguished experts in the field, it teaches students and professionals how and what to assess in the care of the nonverbal newborn, while also providing criteria for recognizing deviations from normal and strategies for managing complications that arise. The first text of its kind, Care of the Well Newborn provides easily accessible information on evidence-based neonatal care that follows current guidelines, standards, and recommendations.
In addition, we are honored that Helen Varney Burst, CNM, MSN, DHL (Hon.), FACNM, Professor Emeritus, Yale University School of Nursing, wrote the Foreword. Read an excerpt:
“The editors, and their expert chapter authors, have written a text that incorporates both their experience and the current best evidence underlying the care advocated. In addition, they have made effective use of their experience in teaching and educational principles through their provision of learning activities, such as case studies, multiple choice questions, boxes and tables that organize and summarize content, illustrative figures, and references. Through all of these efforts, they have produced an enormously useful text for students and practitioners alike in the care of the well newborn.”