Late Preterm Infants

A Guide for Nurses, Midwives, Clinicians and Allied Health Professionals

Editors: Premji, Shahirose Sadrudin (Ed.)

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  • Details the current best practices and future innovation to care for late preterm infants and their families
  • Presents a multidisciplinary approach for a better collaboration in late preterm infants care management
  • Presented  in a playful manner   
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This volume analyses the distinct care needs of late preterm infants and their parents by reflecting on the best available evidence to inform practice and latest innovations in care. It addresses the spectrum of issues experienced by late preterm infants and their parents and ways to ensure healthy transitions from hospital to community. We define late preterm infants as those born between 340/7 to 366/7 7 weeks’ gestational age. 

 

The book uses creative writing prompts and a narrative style to gain insight and be self-reflection in and on practice to move the reader to embrace best practices.  Issues such as mother’s physical and emotional health, father’s burden in postpartum period, the work organization of nurses caring for late preterm infants, feeding and jaundice which threaten readmission, and neurodevelopmental outcomes of late preterm infants are specifically addressed.

 

Areas of innovation are shared for consideration to prompt readers to think about continuous improvement in quality of care. The book shares  local and global perspectives to address the common concerns related to care of late preterm infants and their parents, and fosters a partnership in promoting health of late preterm infants and their parents all across the globe. It  is intended for any health care providers such as nurses, midwives, physicians and other allied care professionals like health visitors, community health workers.


About the authors

Dr. Shahirose Sadrudin Premji, RN, BSc, BScN, MScN, PhD, FAAN, is affiliated with the University of Calgary as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing, an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, and a nurse scientist.

She has over 25 years’ experience in newborn health and has practiced clinically or provided technical expertise internationally (Australia, Canada, China, Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan and Syria). Dr. Premji’s academic involvement began in 1994 at McMaster University as Clinical Lecture while working as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. She has worked as an Associate Professor and Director, Master of Science in Nursing (MScN) Programme at the Aga Khan University – School of Nursing and Midwifery in Karachi, Pakistan which was as a consultant position with the Aga Khan Foundation Canada – Canadian Development Exchange Program. More recently she was involved in developing research and teaching capacity in the Schools of Nursing & Midwifery in Kenya and Uganda.

Shahirose is the founder and 1st President of the Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses. She is a former Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Public Health Nurse (postpartum). Her program of research investigates psychosocial, cultural, and environmental factors as both risk factors and targets of intervention to prevent preterm birth and biological mechanisms whereby psychosocial health contributes to preterm birth with a global health perspective. Methodologies she used in previous research include quantitative, qualitative, mixed methodology, and systematic reviews. She has published several book chapters and many peer-reviewed publications, which comprise Cochrane Systematic Reviews (original and updates), research articles, narrative reviews, and meta-analyses.

Shahirose received the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta’s Centennial Award in 2015, and the Jeanne Mance Award (Canadian Association of Nurses’ highest award) in 2016, and was inducted as Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing for her leadership in teaching, practice, research and administration in 2016. More recently, Shahirose honored as 150 Nurses for Canada! to mark the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and honor 150 nurses for their pioneering work in health innovation in Canada and globally. Shahirose will receive the College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta’s Nursing Excellence in Research Award in 2018. 


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Who Is the Late Preterm Infant and What Problems Can Arise for This Population

    Premji, Shahirose Sadrudin (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Mother’s Physical Health Before Delivery Matters: What Happens and Why?

    Marandola, Jennifer (et al.)

    Pages 9-16

  • Maternal Emotional Health Before and After Birth Matters

    Bright, Katherine (et al.)

    Pages 17-36

  • What Do I Need to Know About the Father of a Late Preterm Infant so I Can Support Him in the Postpartum Period?

    Premji, Shahirose Sadrudin (et al.)

    Pages 37-51

  • The Social Organization of Nurses’ Work with Late Preterm Infants in Non-tertiary Care Settings: Out of the Corners of Nurses’ Eyes

    Ringham, Catherine (et al.)

    Pages 53-65

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eBook $34.99
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Hardcover $44.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Late Preterm Infants
Book Subtitle
A Guide for Nurses, Midwives, Clinicians and Allied Health Professionals
Editors
  • Shahirose Sadrudin Premji
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94352-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94352-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94351-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 152
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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