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By Hilary Lumsden, Debbie Holmes

A part of the preferred Ten lecturers sequence, Care of the child by way of Ten lecturers provides an in depth account of care of the traditional neonate, together with the minor illnesses that midwives are anticipated to accommodate every day, and gives care and remedy techniques for the neonate and family members. The emphasis of the publication is on basic neonatal care with deviations from the conventional threaded in the course of the e-book, together with popularity, motives, remedies and care. Taking a holistic process, every one bankruptcy is underpinned via conception and perform, with expert tips, ideas and codes for midwives made specific all through. difficulties coated contain: hereditary difficulties and genetics, baby feeding, skincare, thermal care, care of the jaundiced child, infectinos, respiration difficulties, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and delivery injury.This is a necessary textual content for all degree and measure pupil midwives, in addition to these on post-qualifying classes in neonatal care and midwives returning to perform classes. it's also an invaluable reference for certified midwives, pupil nurses at the baby department, and neonatal nurses.

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21 22 Transition to extrauterine life Key Points • Most babies make a smooth transition to extrauterine life. • Fetal and placental development are complex and can affect the transition to extrauterine life. • The birth process is challenging for the fetus and can compromise transition. • Midwives and health professionals working with neonates must be trained to observe for deviations from normal transition. • Neonatal resuscitation techniques require training and regular updating. References Cornblath M, Hawdon J, Williams A, Aynsley-Green A, Ward-Platt M, Schwartz R and Kalhan S (2000) Controversies regarding definition of neonatal hypoglycaemia: suggested operational thresholds.

Palpating around the sternomastoid muscle can identify a sternomastoid tumour. The baby may also be holding his or her head over to one side. This Gastrointestinal examination tumour is not noticeable at birth but will develop in the days and weeks following delivery. The history may reveal a delivery that required traction to the head and this has altered the circulation to the muscle. A physiotherapy referral is required to treat a sternomastoid tumour but further investigation may be needed to confirm the diagnosis (see Chapter 13).

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