Part 2: The cardiovascular system and congenital heart disease.

Carr, N. and Foster, P. (2014) Part 2: The cardiovascular system and congenital heart disease. The practising midwife, 17 (2). pp. 30-33. ISSN 14613123 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Midwives are increasingly performing the examination of the newborn. In the second of a four-part series, this article considers the importance of the cardiovascular examination in the screening process. The significance of history taking, knowledge of risk factors and auscultation of the heart will be explored. The necessity for early detection and treatment of congenital cardiac abnormalities, along with the prerequisite referral pathways that the Newborn infant physical examination (NIPE) requires will also be highlighted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: article, clinical competence, congenital heart malformation, female, human, in service training, methodology, midwife, newborn, newborn screening, nurse attitude, nursing, nursing assessment, pregnancy, United Kingdom, Clinical Competence, Female, Great Britain, Heart Defects, Congenital, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Inservice Training, Midwifery, Neonatal Screening, Nurse's Role, Nursing Assessment, Pregnancy
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2017 10:16
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2017 10:16
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1951

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