Member-recommended neonatal reading list!Register Today!
- by NICU_Nurse Oct 2, '03please feel free to add to this thread!
pm nicu_nurse with titles and short descriptions of books that you've read and would like to recommend to others if you are aware of a helpful book that you would like to see on this list.
books for nurses:
core curricula/general handbooks:
fetal and neonatal secrets
by dr richard polin & dr alan spitzer
core review for neonatal intensive care nursing
by robin l. watson
care of the high risk neonate
by klaus & fanaroff
handbook of neonatal intensive care
by gerald merenstein and sandra gardner
workbook in practical neonatology
by richard polin
history of the care and feeding of the premature infant
by thomas e. cone, jr., m.d.
physical assessment of the newborn
by ellen p. tappero, rnc, mn, nnp and mary ellen honeyfield, rnc, ms, nnp
comprehensive neonatal nursing: a physiological perspective
by carole kenner and judy wright lott
nurturing the premature infant
by dr edward goldson
kangaroo care: the best you can do to help your preterm infant
by susan m. luddington-hoe
neonatal respiratory care:
assisted ventillation of the neonate, fourth edition
by goldsmith & karotkin
manual of neonatal emergency x-ray interpretation
by meerstadt & gyll (1996)
neonatal medication administration:
neonatal medications and nutrition: a comprehensive guide
by zenk, et. al.
books for parents/children:
rosie and tortoise
by margaret wild, ron brooks
believe in katie lynn
by bartholomew resta, kitty harvill
preemies: the essential guide for parents of premature babies
by dana wechsler linden, emma trenti paroli, mia wechsler doron m.d.
no bigger than my teddy bear
by valerie pankow, gwen connelly
i'm made of mama's milk
by mary olsen
i eat at mommy's
by anna e. bradley-mcbeth, nilaja a. bradley-mcbeth
amazon.com list of books for new siblings:
links to other children's books regarding infants, breastfeeding, new siblings, etc.:
note: allnurses.com does not sponsor or recommend any of these items. these titles and/or links were provided by members of the forum community and have not been investigated or researched by the owner of this site. thank you!Last edit by NICU_Nurse on Oct 3, '03
- 27,040 Views
- Sep 6, '06 by NICU_3_RNi keep a copy of "[color=#003399]newborn intensive care: what every parent needs to know" by by jeanette zaichkin in my locker, so i can copy and provide info for parents as needed. it covers everything, and it's in plain speak... so parents can easily understand what their child is going through.
it's a great book.
- Sep 7, '06 by NICUAngelWhat do you recommend of these lists for a brand new nurse (well almost) going to work in the NICU?
- Sep 7, '06 by NICUAngelIf you had to pick one that is...
- Sep 7, '06 by EricJRNHandbook of Neonatal Intensive Care (mentioned above) is great and it's considered by many to be one of the most authoritative sources for NICU personnel. You'll sometimes hear it referred to as 'the Merenstein-Gardner' (the names of the authors).
I also have Lange's Neonatalogy by Gomella and it's pretty good too.
- Sep 11, '06 by BabyRN2BeI'd recommend this book for parents:
"Your Premature Baby: Everything You Need to Know About Childbirth, Treatment, and Parenting" by Frank Manginello and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo
- Jan 17, '07 by NeoNurseTXI'm doing my "transition" course in a level 3 NICU and I'm pretty much clueless to what goes on in there. What's a simple book that isn't TOO detailed that might help me through this semester? I'm looking for something w/ normal lab values, common meds, common treatments...anything to give me some sort of idea on what will be going on with my patients. Thanks!
- Jan 15, '11 by lytningi received an offer from a specialty hospital to work in the NICU. Im currently w0rking at a med-surg unit and have been exposed in the NICU for just about 12days during my orientation. I have no idea where to start preparing myself. Need a little help pls. thank you.
- Jan 15, '11 by prmenrsMerenstein and Gardner (imho) remains the best entry level text. A new edition came out in 2010. Available on amazon. Start there! And---Best Wishes for success! (Hopefully, they will give you a thorough orientation-like ~ 12 weeks.)
Merenstein & Gardner's Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care - Paperback (Apr. 1, 2010) by Sandra Lee Gardner RN MS CNS PNP, Brian S. Carter MD FAAP, Mary I Enzman-Hines RN PhD CNS CPNP AHN-BC, and Jacinto A. Hernandez MD PhD MHA FAAP