Book Content

ook I: Maternal and Fetal Evaluation and Immediate Newborn Care

Book I features 8 units covering obstetric evaluation and Neonatal Resuscitation Program® information and skills, as well as units on thermal care and neonatal hypoglycemia.

Contents include:

Unit 1: Is the Mother Sick? Is the Fetus Sick? Skill Unit: Determining Fetal Presentation With Leopold Maneuvers

Unit 2: Fetal Age, Growth, and Maturity

Unit 3: Fetal Well-being
Skill Unit: Electronic Fetal Monitoring

Unit 4: Is the Baby Sick?
Skill Units: Electronic Cardiorespiratory Monitoring, Pulse Oximetry

Unit 5: Resuscitating the Newborn
Skill Units:

  • Management of Oxygen in the Delivery Setting
  • Free-Flow Oxygen and Positive-Pressure Ventilation
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Chest Compressions
  • Emergency Medications
  • Apgar Score

Unit 6: Gestational Age and Size and Associated Risk Factors
Skill Unit: Estimating Gestational Age by Examination of a Newborn

Unit 7: Thermal Environment
Skill Units:

  • Radiant Warmers
  • Incubators and Neutral Thermal Environment

Unit 8: Hypoglycemia
Skill Unit: Blood Glucose Screening Tests

Book II: 
Maternal and Fetal Care

Book II features 10 units containing information and skills essential for recognition and initial management of high-risk and sick pregnant women and their fetuses.

Contents include:

Unit 1: Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

Unit 2: Obstetric Hemorrhage

Unit 3: Perinatal Infections

Unit 4: Various High-risk Conditions

Unit 5: Abnormal Glucose Tolerance

Unit 6: Premature Rupture or Infection of the Amniotic Membranes
Skill Unit: Sterile Speculum Examination Tests With Suspected or Proven Rupture of Membranes

Unit 7: Preterm Labor

Unit 8: Inducing and Augmenting Labor

Unit 9: Abnormal Labor Progress and Difficult Deliveries

Unit 10: Imminent Delivery and Preparation for Maternal/Fetal Transport

Book III: Neonatal Care

Book III includes 10 units covering information and skills assessment and initial management of frequently encountered neonatal illnesses, plus the comprehensive unit review Is the Baby Sick?, which ties all neonatal therapies and skills together for management of sick and at-risk newborns.

Contents include:

Unit 1: Oxygen
Skills Units:

  • Administering Oxygen
  • Measuring Oxygen Concentration
  • Mixing Oxygen and Compressed Air
  • Heating and Humidifying an Oxygen/Air Mixture
  • Monitoring Oxygen
  • Peripheral Arterial Blood Gas Sampling

Unit 2: Respiratory Distress

  • Part 1: Respiratory Distress
  • Part 2: Apnea
  • Part 3: Pneumothorax

Skills Units:

  • Detecting a Pneumothorax
  • Transillumination
  • Chest Radiograph Evaluation
  • Treating a Pneumothorax

Unit 3: Umbilical Catheters
Skills Unit: Inserting and Managing Umbilical Catheters

Unit 4: Low Blood Pressure
Skills Unit: Measuring Blood Pressure

Unit 5: Intravenous Therapy
Skills Unit: Peripheral Intravenous Infusions

Unit 6: Feeding
Part 1: Feeding Principles
Part 2: Tube Feeding
Skills Unit: Nasogastric Tube Feedings

Unit 7: Hyperbilirubinemia

Unit 8: Infections

Unit 9: Review: Is the Baby Sick? Identifying and Caring for Sick and At-Risk Babies

Unit 10: Preparation for Neonatal Transport

Book IV: Specialized Newborn Care

Book IV includes 6 units dealing with complex neonatal therapies, such as assisted ventilation, as well as a unit on continuing care for at-risk babies and those with special problems following intensive care.

Contents include:

Unit 1: Direct Blood Pressure Measurement
Skills Units: Transducer Blood Pressure Monitoring

Unit 2: Exchange, Reduction, and Direct Transfusions
Part 1: Respiratory Distress
Skills Unit: Exchange Transfusions

Unit 3: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
Skills Unit: Delivery of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

Unit 4: Assisted Ventilation With Mechanical Ventilators
Skills Unit: Endotracheal Tubes

Unit 5: Surfactant Therapy
Skills Unit: Surfactant Administration

Unit 6: Continuing Care for At-Risk Babies