Journal of Clinical Nursing and Practice

Neonate Peer Review Journals

Neonatal nursing may be a sub-specialty of medical care for newborn infants up to twenty-eight days after birth. The term neonatal comes from neo, "new", and natal, "pertaining to birth or origin". Neonatal nursing requires a high degree of skill, dedication, and emotional strength because the nurses look after newborn infants with a variety of problems, varying between prematurity, birth defects, infection, cardiac malformations and surgical problems. Neonatal nurses are an important part of the neonatal care team and are required to understand basic newborn resuscitation, be ready to control the newborn's temperature and skills to initiate cardiopulmonary and pulse oximetry monitoring. Most neonatal nurses look after infants from the time of birth until they're discharged from the hospital.

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