Neonatology resources and support

As Clinical Librarian for Children’s and Women’s Health, Igor Brbre supports BSUH professionals within Neonatology and has compiled a taster of the rich resources we offer. Explore our full range via our website:  Some online resources require an NHS OpenAthens password; register at:

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Boxwell G, Petty J, Kaiser L. Neonatal intensive care nursing. 3rd ed. 2020

Tappero E P. Physical assessment of the newborn 6th ed. 2019

Sinha S.   Essential neonatal medicine. 6th ed. 2018

Campbell D. Physical examination of the newborn at a glance. 2018








Fanaroff A A. Fanaroff and Martin’s neonatal-perinatal medicine. 11th ed. 2020

Creasy R K. Creasy and Resnik’s maternal-fetal medicine: principles and practice. 8th ed. 2019

Gleason C A Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn. 10th ed. 2018

Fox G. Oxford handbook of neonatology. 2nd ed. 2017

Goldsmith J P. Assisted ventilation of the neonate 6th ed. 2017








Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care and Education

Pediatrics & Neonatology

Seminars in Perinatology

Clinics in Perinatology

Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine





Evidence searches carried out on Neonatology

Igor traces evidence to inform patient care, service improvement, research and clinical teaching. Recent searches he’s provided include:

  • Neonatal Seizures – new medications and management strategies
  • Teamworking in critical areas particularly neonatology
  • Fluid and electrolyte management in pre-term neonates
  • Sildenafil and dexamethasone in neonates
  • Neonatal hypoglycaemia cut-off
  • Frequency of neonatal repositioning in NICU/SCBU
  • The neonatal golden hour – a care episode?
  • Neonatal pain assessment
  • Neonatal skin preparation/decontamination prior to cannulation
  • Implementing perinatal and newborn care WHO guidelines

Web and other resources

British Association of Perinatal Medicine

The British Association of Perinatal Medicine consists of neonatologists, paediatricians, obstetricians, nurses, midwives, trainees, network managers and other health professionals who are dedicated to shaping the delivery and improving the standard of perinatal care in the UK.

Bliss for babies born premature or sick

Bliss was founded in 1979 by the parents of premature and sick babies. Their aim as a charity has been to give premature and sick babies the best start in life. For 40 years, they have championed the right of babies born needing neonatal care by supporting families and healthcare professionals, campaigning for change and funding and enabling life-changing research.


The International Society for Evidence-Based Neonatology (EBNEO) is a non-profit organisation that nourishes a vision that all neonatal care should be firmly built on best available evidence. The vision includes as short a passage from research-based knowledge to implementation in neonatal care (translation), thereby improving survival, decreasing morbidities and promoting long-lasting health for newborn infants.

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