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Care of the newborn 

Care of the newborn
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date: 21 October 2019

This is a comprehensive chapter giving details of the management of the neonate who is well and also management protocols for neonates who are suffering from a number of common difficulties and for whom the midwife is responsible for detecting and managing their care and advising parents. Routine screening and monitoring growth and well-being are accompanied by separate topics on a range of issues such as hypoglycaemia, hypothermia, and neonatal infection. Recommendations following the latest national guidance are used to support this chapter.

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