Care of the Well Newborn First Edition (1st ed/1e)

Care of the Well Newborn First Edition (1st ed/1e)

Care of the Well Newborn First Edition (1st ed/1e) by BJ Snell (Author), Sandra L Gardner (Autho

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Jones & Bartlett Learning; 1st edition (July 29, 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1284093514
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1284093513
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About the Author

Dr. B. J. Snell is Professor Emeritus in the School of Nursing at California State University, Fullerton teaching in the midwifery and women’s health nurse practitioner Graduate Program. In addition, she is owner and clinical director of Beach Cities Midwifery and Women’s Health Care and the Beach Side Birth Centers in Laguna Hills, Long Beach, and Corona. She has experience in both hospital and out of hospital settings. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama, Birmingham; her Master’s of Science in Nursing and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner education from the University of Colorado, Denver; and her PhD and Nurse-Midwifery Certification from the Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. She is recognized nationally as a Fellow in the American College of Nurse-Midwives. She is a strong advocate for women’s health issues and has worked to decrease barriers to midwifery care and improve access to safe pregnancy and childbirth care. Dr. Snell is a member of the CNMA Health Policy Committee and is immediate past Health Policy Director for the association. Her proudest accomplishments have been following in her mother’s footsteps becoming a nurse, being married to a wonderful husband, Mike, for 37 years, having two amazing sons, Chris and Jeff, and being present for the birth of over 3,300 babies.

MsGardner is currently Director of Professional Outreach Consultation, a national and international consulting firm established in 1980. Ms Gardner plans, develops, teaches and coordinates workshops on perinatal/neonatal /pediatric topics. Ms Gardner has worked in neonatal/perinatal/pediatric care since 19657 as a clinician (37 years of direct patient care), practitioner, teacher, author and consultant. Ms Gardner was the first Perinatal Outreach Educator in the country funded by the March of Dimes and consulted with numerous March of Dimes grantees to help them establish perinatal outreach education programs. In her role as Perinatal Outreach Educator and Coordinator, she taught nurses and physicians in Colorado and the seven surrounding states how to recognize and stabilize at-risk pregnancies and sick neonates. In 1978 she won the Gerald Hencmann award from the March of Dimes for “outstanding service in the improvement of care to mothers and babies in Colorado” for her work as a Perinatal Outreach Educator. From 1985 to 2006 Ms Gardner co-edited with Gerald B Merenstein, MD six editions of Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care. From 2010 to 2016, Ms Gardner is now the Senior Editor of Merenstein and Gardner’s Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care. The first (1985), fifth (2002), seventh (2010) and the eighth (2016) editions of the Handbook have all won American Journal of Nursing: Book of the Year Awards. Ms Gardner is an active member of the Colorado Nurses Association/ The American Nurses Association, the National Association of Neonatal Nurses and the Academy of Neonatal Nurses.

Care of the Well Newborn 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 non-verbal newborn, while also providing criteria for recognizing deviations from normal and strategies for managing complications that arise. The first text of its kind, it provides easily accessible information on evidence-based neonatal care that follows current guidelines, standards, and recommendations. Also explored are physiology and pathophysiology, data collection, differential diagnosis, cultural considerations, and parental education. An ideal resource for both students and professionals, each chapter includes multiple choice questions, case studies, and activities to facilitate critical thinking and learning.


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