SOURCE: The National Certification Corporation

The National Certification Corporation

October 07, 2014 13:06 ET

Golden Hours: Care of the Very Low Birth Weight Infant Is Now Available!

The NCC Publication Golden Hours: Care of the Very Low Birth Weight Infant Is Now Available Through NCCwebsite.org, NeonatalGoldenHours.org and Amazon

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - October 07, 2014) - The National Certification Corporation (NCC) is pleased to announce the highly anticipated publication of Golden Hours: Care of the Very Low Birth Weight Infant ISBN 978-0-9890198-1-1.

Very low birth weight infants comprise the majority of high-risk deliveries. Decisions made in the first golden hours of life can result in a smooth transition to extrauterine life or can hasten and worsen maladaptation. Representing expertise from specialists from around the country, Golden Hours: Care of the Very Low Birth Weight Infant is a comprehensive guide that can give health care providers the tools to help change the outcome for these high risk infants.

Edited by NCC's Executive Director, Robin Bissinger, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN and David J. Annibale, MD, Neonatal Division Director at the Medical University of South Carolina, the "Golden Hours" publication was created to assist health care providers to have real impact on the short- and long-term outcomes of VLBW infants.

Every VLBW infant deserves to have care from a dedicated and coordinated team that demonstrates a clear understanding of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) guidelines through successful course completion and ongoing competency assessment.

Golden Hours: Care of the Very Low Birth Weight Infant is an additional, valuable resource to those who provide this vital care to these vulnerable infants. This publication is not just a guide to care, but a handbook with tools and resources to aid providers caring for neonates. Created with the goal to improve practice and outcomes, this publication:
 • represents expertise from specialists around the country
 • is organized for rapid review in an easy-to-follow, outline format
 • explores a wide range of issues, including airway management, cardiac support, thermoregulation, respiratory diseases, pulmonary emergencies, hypoglycemia, sepsis, congenital anomalies, communications, ethical dilemmas, and many other topics of great interest to the neonatal care team
 • includes full-color illustrations, as well as quick reference charts, tables, and algorithms that accelerate reference and learning.

Golden Hours: Care of the Very Low Birth Weight Infant
ISBN 978-0-9890198-1-1
Available from:
NCCwebsite.org
NeonatalGoldenHours.org
Amazon.com

The National Certification Corporation (NCC) is a not for profit organization that provides a national credentialing program for nurses, physicians and other licensed health care professionals. NCC is accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies and has awarded more than 120,000 certifications or certificates of added qualification, since its inception in 1975.

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Contact Information

  • Cyndi Scovel
    Consultant, NCC Media & Special Projects
    The National Certification Corporation (NCC)
    676 N. Michigan Ave.
    Suite 3600
    Chicago, IL 60611
    cscovel@nccnet.org
    (312) 951-0207 • (219) 871-9360
    www.nccwebsite.org