Books about NICU?

  1. hello everyone! this is my first post. i have been a nurse for 4 years working on step down units with the adult population and i am going to be transitioning into the nicu in january. i want to do some self study about the nicu and the issues that babies face. can someone recommend some good books that i can use to educate myself so that i can be a step ahead of the game in january? thank you to all of you who respond.
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    Specialty: Adult Step Down ICU, NICU, PEDS ICU


  3. by   RainDreamer
    Hi and welcome to allnurses!!

    Check out this thread, it has a list of recommended books:

    Good luck to you!
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    Baby ER is excellent . . can't remember the author. Go to Barnes and Noble or Amazon and do a search.

  5. by   jetskibabe68
    Thank you RainDreamer and StevieLynn! I actually just finished reading Baby ER and it was excellent. I am looking for something more in the text book catagory which it looks like the thread that RainDreamer listed has. Thank you to both of you for your input. :typing
  6. by   NICU_3_RN
    All of the books i'm about to mention are on that reading list - but two that I found extremely helpful as an ER turned NICU nurse were the core curriculum REVIEW book (it's questions and rationale - good for RNC studying too) and the Merenstein book. ALso - the what every nicu parent needs to know book....

    Good Luck.
  7. by   prmenrs
  8. by   TeachEmNursing
    The Core review for neonatal intensive care and the Fetal & Neonatal secrets are MUSTS. I've had these books for years and they still come in handy. I have my own neofax but all the nicu's I've worked in do provide them.