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

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

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Abstract

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.

© 2006 National Association of Neonatal Nurses

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