The fifth edition of this highly successful and well-regarded book has been extensively updated and revised, and continues to provide the busy paediatrician or nurse working in neonatal intensive care units with precise instructions on the diagnosis and management of common neonatal problems. As in previous editions, the book provides background physiology with key references and diagrams. It is unique in style, providing guidance with reasoning in a clear, readable style, rather than merely a book of lists.
Several new chapters have been added, including the subjects of foetal medicine, antenatal diagnosis, and obstetrics for the neonatologist. The book has been improved by the introduction of more easy-to-digest lists, as well as evidence-based medicine. The text has been made more internationally-applicable, including a re-focus of the chapter on organization of neonatal care to concentrate on reasons for admitting a baby to the intensive care ward, rather than UK-specific admission criteria.
A Manual for Neonatal Intensive Care provides invaluable guideance for trainees in pediatrics, neonatology and neonatal nursing and forms a useful ready reference for the practicing pediatrician and nurse.