Much of what used to be accepted practice in the care of neonatal skin we now know to be outdated. This guideline is targeted to obstetric and neonatal nurses caring for newborns in any patient setting. This edition is updated to include current research regarding term, late preterm, and preterm newborn skin care. New information about atopic dermatitis, management of diaper dermatitis, and considerations for developing countries has been added to this new edition.
The 3rd edition features an updated Quick Care Guide and timely, research based recommendations that include:
- Assessment of the neonate's skin condition and promotion of normal skin development
- Guidelines for normal newborn bathing, circumcision and cord care
- Guidelines for promoting and protecting optimal skin function and minimizing future skin sensitization
- Identification of neonates at risk for alterations in skin integrity, including exposure to environmental and therapeutic agents.