Maryann H. Long, CNM. MPH. received a certificate in nurse-midwifery from SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, and an M.P.H. from Columbia University School of Public Health. She is an assistant professor and Education Director at the Nurse-Midwifery Education Program, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn.
THE ROLE OF THE CNM IN NEWBORN MANAGEMENT
Article first published online: 13 JAN 2012
1992 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 37, Issue S1, pages 8S–17S, March-April 1992
How to Cite
Long, M. H. and Hsia, L. S. Y. (1992), THE ROLE OF THE CNM IN NEWBORN MANAGEMENT. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 37: 8S–17S. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(92)90004-M
- Issue published online: 13 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 13 JAN 2012
This article provides a review of the physical, neurologic, and gestational age assessment of the newborn. Examination techniques, normal findings, and common deviations from normal are included. Nurse-midwives do not always manage the care of the neonate beyond the first few weeks of life, but they are responsible for newborn screening, provision of anticipatory guidance, and referral. Common concerns of parents in the neonatal period are feeding, elimination, crying, and sleep patterns. In addition, the nurse-midwife should provide information about immunizations, accident prevention, and dental health.