An evolving area of clinical practice in neonatology is neurocritical care. This refers to both anticipation and prevention of injury for those at risk, as well as management of those affected by neurologic system dysfunction or injury. It is important for neonatal providers to understand the early assessment and intervention for suspected neurologic injury to optimize outcomes. This guide will discuss the origins and conceptual development of neurocritical care. It will provide content to guide neonatal providers in assessment and management of neurologic status as well as selected neurologic conditions affecting the neonate. The guide is organized into two levels of care expertise: introductory (of interest for Level I/II nursery providers) and advanced (of interest to Level III/IV nursery providers). It includes selected recordings from conferences and webinars, relevant articles, and open-source materials related to neurocritical care. If you have a resource that you would like to suggest, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will review it for inclusion.
Tappero EP, Honeyfield ME. (2014). Physical Assessment of the Newborn: A Comprehensive Approach to the Art of Physical Examination. (5th ed.) New York, New York: Springer Publishing.
Martin RJ, Fanaroff AA, Walsh MC. (2015). Fanaroff and Martin’s Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Diseases of the Fetus and Infant. (10th ed.) Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. **Neurology chapters pp.826-902.
Gardner SL, Carter BS, Enzman Hines M, Hernandez JA. (2015). Merenstein & Gardner’s Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care. (8th ed.) St. Louis, Missouri: Mosby Elsevier.
Gomella TL, Cunningham MD, Eyal FG. (2013). Neonatology: Management, Procedures, On-Call Problems, Diseases, and Drugs. (7th ed.). New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Education.
Verklan MT, Walden M. (2015). Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing. (5th ed.) St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier.
A special thank you is extended to Annette Carley, RN, DNP, NNP-BC, PNP whose dedication made this project possible.
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