Neonatal Surgery


Reviewed by Charge Nurse - Newborn
Purpose Scope Index of Related Documents Associated Documents


The following policies and recommended best practices outlines the way in which babies with surgical anomalies are cared for in Newborn Services.


This document applies to all Nurses who care for babies with surgical anomalies in Newborn Services.


Associated Documents

The table below indicates other documents associated with this policy.


Document Title(s)

References and Texts
  1. Blumer, J (1991); A Practical Guide to Paediatric Intensive Care, 3rd Edition.
  2. Davies, L & Mann, M 1983; Heart Children.
  3. Fanarof, A & Martin, J 1987; Neonatal - Paediatric Medicine Diseases of the Fetus & Infant.
  4. Harjo, J. Kenner, C & Brueggemeyer (1988); Neonatal Surgery : A Nursing Perspective.
  5. Knight, D (Aug 1995); Patent Ductus Arteriosus (Information Sheet)
  6. Kolbe, A 1992; Notes from lectures on:
    • Diaphragmatic hernia
    • Gastroschisis/omphalocele
    • Necrotising enterocolitis
  7. Leape, L.L (1987); Patient Care in Paediatric Surgery.
  8. Leape, L & Holder, T in Sabiston, D (1991); Textbook of Surgery.
  9. Marieb, E 1989; Human Anatomy & Physiology.
  10. Neonatal Network Oct 92 Neonatal Short Bowel Syndrome
  11. Neonatal Network Feb 93 Diaphragmatic Hernia
  12. Neonatal Network Apr 94 Cricoid Split
  13. Neuroservices Unit, Akd Hosp Notes on Hydrocephalus.
  14. Price, E 1996. Neuroservices Unit, Ak Hosp Meningocele, Postoperative care
  15. Rowley, S 1992 Notes from lecture - Intraventricular Haemorrhage
  16. Saunders, WB 1992; Textbook of Paediatrics, 14th edition.
  17. Kenner, C 1998. Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing A Physiologic Perspective.