Chapter 2. The Care and Transport of the Newborn

  1. John M. Hutson AO, BS, MD (Monash), MD, DSc (Melb), FRACS, FAAP (Hon) Chair of Paediatric Surgery General Surgeon and Urologist Professor of Paediatric Surgery1,2,
  2. Michael O'Brien MB, BCh, BAO, PhD, FRCSI (Paed), FRACS (Paed) Paediatric Urologist3,
  3. Alan A. Woodward MBBS, FRCS, FRACS General Surgeon and Urologist3 and
  4. Spencer W. Beasley MBChB (Otago), MS (Melb), FRACS Professor of Paediatric Surgery4

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300109.ch2

Jones' Clinical Paediatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management, Sixth Edition

Jones' Clinical Paediatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Hutson, J. M., O'Brien, M., Woodward, A. A. and Beasley, S. W. (eds) (2008) The Care and Transport of the Newborn, in Jones' Clinical Paediatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300109.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Australia

  2. 2

    Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    Department of Paediatric Urology, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

  4. 4

    Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162678

Online ISBN: 9781444300109

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Keywords:

  • care and transport of sick newborn baby and surgical outcome criticality;
  • respiratory care aims;
  • blood and fluid loss;
  • perioperative period infants with surgical condition - fluids, electrolytes and nutrition;
  • infant body temperature control;
  • hypoglycaemia in sick newborn;
  • hypocalcaemia in infants with respiratory distress;
  • neonatal emergencies' transport;
  • neonate stabilisation prior to transfer

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Respiratory care

  • Blood and fluid loss

  • Control of body temperature

  • Fluids, electrolytes and nutrition

  • Biochemical abnormalities

  • Prevention of infection

  • Parents

  • General principles of neonatal transport

  • Transport of neonatal emergencies

  • Stabilisation of neonates prior to transfer

  • Further reading