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PART 2: BIRTH TRAUMA: INJURIES TO THE INTRAABDOMINAL ORGANS, PERIPHERAL NERVES, AND SKELETAL SYSTEM

PARKER, LESLIE A. RNC, MSN, NNP

Section Editor(s): SHORT, MARY A. RN, MSN

doi: 10.1016/j.adnc.2005.11.002
Cultivating clinical expertise: Foundations in newborn care

Part 1 of this 2-part article, “Early Recognition and Treatment of Birth Trauma: Injuries to the Head and Face” provided readers with basic concepts related to birth trauma to the head and face. Part 2 focuses on the pathophysiology, etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of birth injuries to the intraabdominal organs, the peripheral nerves, the spinal cord, and the skeletal system. Risk factors for birth injury to these areas are discussed along with key issues related to the nursing care of affected infants.

College of Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla

Address reprint requests to Leslie A. Parker, RNC, MSN, NNP, Box 100187, College of Nursing, University of Florida Health Sciences Center, Gainesville, Fla 32610. E-mail: Parkela@nursing.ufl.edu

© 2006 National Association of Neonatal Nurses