This handy, pocket-size volume compiled by doctors attached to the neonatal unit at Groote Schuur Hospital is aimed at doctors and nursing staff dealing with newborns. The approach is practical rather than theoretical, and the concise presentation provides access to information on a wide range of issues at a glance. Guidelines presented in the volume are experience-based and range from initial examination to basic resuscitation, phototherapy, ventilation strategies, surfactant administration, fluid management, feeding guidelines (both breastmilk and supplements), kangaroo mother care and discharge criteria. A considerable variety of medical conditions encountered among newborns and their treatment are also discussed, as are procedures and laboratory normal values applicable to newborns. Specific drug doses as they pertain to newborns focus on medications readily available in Southern Africa and generally administered in the region’s hospitals and other health centres.
A6, Softcover, Black & White