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Clinical Practice Products

NANN's clinical practice products are the core foundational elements and resources for neonatal staff nurses, nurse managers, and advanced practice nurses in NICUs all over the world. Clinical offerings may or may not include CNE credits. 

Curriculum and Guidelines:

Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 6th Edition

This publication provides in-depth coverage of common neonatal disorders and management and highlights the essentials of each condition including definition, etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments, and outcomes.

Developmental Care of Newborn & Infants, 2nd Edition

Developmental Care of Newborns and Infants offers evidence-based guidelines for interdisciplinary, developmentally supportive caregiving for infants and their families, beginning with contemplation of the birth and continuing through the delivery room and neonatal intensive care unit experiences, the transition to home, and the time following discharge.

Policies, Procedures, and Competencies for Neonatal Nursing Care, 6th Edition

Policies, procedures, and competencies are the foundation of patient care and drive nursing practice. This sixth edition helps advance an organization's commitment to evidence-based nursing and provides a strong support to neonatal nurses and neonatal nurse practitioners as they seek to give the highest quality of care to their vulnerable patients.

Newborn Safe Sleep Guideline

NANN’s Newborn Safe Sleep Guideline is the only clinical practice guideline that addresses the challenges of implementing safe sleep practices in the hospital setting and includes recommendations on how to do so effectively for children between birth and 1 year of age. This guideline is supported by Pampers, part of the Procter & Gamble Family.

Neonatal Skin Care Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline, 4th Edition

Newborn skin care practices have the potential to impact skin for many years. This revised guideline is targeted to obstetric, postpartum, and neonatal nurses, and other healthcare providers caring for newborns in various settings. New recommendations based on current research focus on appropriate skin care practices for term and preterm newborns. Expanded topics include bathing, atopic dermatitis and emollients, management of diaper dermatitis, intravenous extravasation, parent education, and product selection considerations.

Neonatal Nursing Transport Standards: Guideline for Practice, 3rd Edition

Care for critically ill newborns can be improved through the implementation of endorsed practice standards developed by nursing experts involved in neonatal transport. The guidelines presented in Neonatal Nursing Transport Standards: Guidelines for Practice, Third Edition, are broad in scope and will help institutions establish high-quality transport teams or evaluate and improve practice among existing teams.

Newborn Pain Assessment and Management Guideline for Practice, 3rd Edition

This third edition guideline offers an updated outline of pain assessment and management practices that are accepted and documented by experts in neonatal care. Recommendations and rationale for infant nursing care reflect the best evidence available on the assessment and management of pain in hospitalized preterm and full-term newborns.

Neonatal Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition

This concise guide addresses the assumptions, characteristics, environments and settings, education and training requirements, key issues and trends, and ethical and conceptual bases of contemporary neonatal nursing practice. 

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters: Guidelines for Practice, 3rd Edition

With growing use of peripherally inserted central catheters, this 3rd edition of this highly referenced guideline is intended to inform clinical practice, reflecting the latest information on practice, education, and techniques.

Infant-Directed Oral Feeding for Premature and Critically Ill Hospitalized Infants

This guideline offers evidence-based protocols that can be individualized to an infant’s abilities (infant-directed) and acknowledge the family as the primary caregiver and feeder (family-centered). Guidance is provided for nurses to help parents interpret infant cues during feeding, problem solve infant behavior issues, and explore interventions to support the infant’s self-regulation throughout feedings. 


Neo-Care Cards

Neo-Care Cards™ give you valuable information for bedside care in a concise, accessible format. You'll find conversion and calculation charts, anatomical diagrams of circulation pathways, and information on care of extremely-low-birth-weight and very-low-birth-weight infants, chest-tube insertion, changing and maintaining peripherally inserted central catheters, and kangaroo care.

High Frequency Jet and Oscillatory Ventilation: Resource Guide

This resource guide suggests different strategies to use when managing infants on either high-frequency jet ventilation (HFJV) or high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV).

High Frequency Jet and Oscillatory Ventilation High Frequency Card: Quick Guide

This 5"x3" laminated, cleanable Quick Guide card contains both High-Frequency Jet Ventilation (HFJV) and High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV) quick guides and can be placed in your pocket or attached to a badge holder.

Resource Guide for Neonatal Cardiac Care with Illustrations

This resource guide provides an evidence-based approach to identifying and treating neonates with heart disease and offers labeled illustrations of commonly treated heart defects.

Online Learning:

Essentials of Neonatal Nursing Orientation Lecture Series 1–10

This lecture series provides a comprehensive orientation to neonatal nursing care, helping new nurses identify basic elements of the NICU patient’s physiology and pathophysiology and apply necessary nursing interventions.

Best of NANN Annual Conference Recordings

Recorded sessions from NANN’s Annual Meetings are available from the 2017, 2018, and 2019 conferences. Covering a variety of topics from vaccine safety to wireless monitoring systems in the NICU, these sessions make great education opportunities for unit learning, lunch and learns, or chapter events. 

Developmental Care Modules

Enhance your developmental care studies with this series of online CNE learning modules, which serve as a supplement to the Developmental Care of Newborns and Infants, Second Edition. Each module reinforces the most relevant and important aspects of developmental care.

Positioning the Neonate for Best Outcomes

This learning module covers the best practices for proper positioning and includes a post-test for CNE. This learning resource is supported by Pampers, part of the Procter & Gamble Family.

Understanding Clinical Research

A self-paced learning module designed to familiarize you with the principles of conducting and using research. The module is divided into five sections: Foundations of Research, Research Design and Measurement, Statistical Analysis, Review of a Research Article, and Application of Learning.

Understanding Clinical Research - 2.0 CNE

Includes the self-paced learning module as well as a post-test for CNE. The module is divided into five sections: Foundations of Research, Research Design and Measurement, Statistical Analysis, Review of a Research Article, and Application of Learning.

Coronavirus Disease 2019: The Neonate, Risk for Vertical Transmission and Perinatal/ Neonatal Management Strategies

Although evidence is accumulating to inform adult care, relatively little published data is currently available to guide the care of infants born to women who have, or are suspected to have, COVID-19 around the time of delivery. In this webinar, Desi Newberry, DNP, NNP-BC, Clinical Assistant Professor, East Carolina University College of Nursing, and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, WakeMed Raleigh, will discuss the Coronavirus pandemic in terms of modes of transmission, symptomology and epidemiology. She will also guide the learner through neonatal clinical manifestations, laboratory and radiologic findings for COVID-19 as described by the Chinese expert consensus and identify perinatal and neonatal management strategies for persons under investigation (PUI) as outlined by the Chinese expert consensus and the American Academy of Pediatrics.