State-of-the-art pain management specifically for neonatal nursesThe short- and long-term consequences of pain in neonates can be significant and debilitating, and, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Fetus and Newborn, should be a strong focus of prevention. This is the first clinical handbook written specifically for neonatal nurses to address pain management in the vulnerable neonatal population. It provides holistic information on all that is currently known about pain management within this burgeoning area of research, addressing techniques of pain assessment, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain management techniques, and the family's role in neonatal pain management.The book delivers critical information on proven and safe therapies designed for use with common minor yet painful procedures. It presents strategies for routinely assessing pain, minimizing the number of painful procedures performed, effectively using pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies for the prevention of pain in routine procedures, and eliminating pain associated with surgery and other major procedures. A useful ""Clinical Application"" feature describing how to administer each pain management techniques is integrated throughout the text, along with ""Nursing Consideration Highlights."" Also included is a specific chapter discussing the important topic of withdrawal pain in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Additionally, the book provides lists of dosages, side effects, and other relevant information and includes developmental considerations for various pain management techniques.Key Features:Presents the first clinical handbook specifically for nurses treating neonatesProvides a holistic, state-of-the-art resource describing pain management techniquesAddresses assessment, medications, and non-pharmacologic pain management along with how to apply them Includes handy lists of dosages and side effectsDiscusses the role of family in neonatal pain management
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Tara Marko, MSN, RNC-NIC, is an experienced Neonatal Nursing clinician and educator, with a specialty in Level III and IV NICUs. She is currently in clinical practice in the Level IV NICU at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, CA. She also serves as Adjunct Professor and Clinical Instructor at California State University School of Nursing, San Marcos, CA, where she teaches Maternal-Child Health. She has worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a Clinical Safety Specialist for Merck and a Pharmacovigilance Coordinator for i3 Drug Safety. She received her MSN from Seton Hall University, where she was awarded the Sara M. Erickson Award for Leadership in Nursing.Michelle Dickerson, MSN, RNC-NIC, is the Unit Educator and Practice Program Coordinator in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, NJ. She also currently serves as Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics and Obstetrics at Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ. She is certified as a Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.
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