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Examination of the Newborn: An Evidence-Based Guide, 2nd Edition

Anne Lomax

ISBN: 978-1-118-91319-2 August 2015 Wiley-Blackwell 266 Pages


  • A practical, evidence-based guide for students and practitioners to undertake safe and effective neonatal examination
  • Revised and updated throughout in line with current national and Nursing and Midwifery Council guidelines
  • Full colour photographs and illustrations, as well as clinical case studies at the end of each chapter to help guide and illustrate good practice
  • A new companion website (available at: contains a wealth of information on all aspects of examining the newborn, including safeguarding, early warning systems, and tongue tie, as well as interactive multiple choice questions, and links to videos

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List of contributors vii

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction xi

About the companion website xvii

1 History taking and the newborn examination: an evolving perspective 1
Claire Evans

2 Cardiovascular and respiratory assessment of the baby 32
Christopher D. Bedford and Anne Lomax

3 The neonatal skin: examination of the jaundiced newborn and gestational age assessment 71
Morris Gordon and Anne Lomax

4 Examination of the head, neck and eyes 104
Carmel Noonan, Fiona J. Rowe, and Anne Lomax

5 Examination of the newborn abdomen and genitalia 124
Morris Gordon

6 Developmental dysplasia of the hip and abnormalities of the foot 142
Robin W. Paton and Naomi Davis

7 Chromosomal and genetic problems: giving feedback to mothers and fathers 171
Delyth Webb and Anne Lomax

8 Newborn behavioural aspects 192
Jeanette Appleton

9 Examination of the newborn: professional issues in practice 213
Norma Fryer and Claire Evans

Appendix 1 Useful website addresses 229

Appendix 2 NIPE Information leaflet for mothers and fathers 232

Glossary of terms 238

Index 241