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Late Preterm Infants

A Guide for Nurses, Midwives, Clinicians and Allied Health Professionals

  • Shahirose Sadrudin Premji

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Katherine Bright, Gisela Becker
    Pages 17-36
  3. Catherine Ringham, Janet M. Rankin, Shahirose Sadrudin Premji, Lenora Marcellus
    Pages 53-65
  4. Aliyah Dosani, Dianne Creighton, Abhay K. Lodha
    Pages 115-134
  5. Shahirose Sadrudin Premji, Gisela Becker, Katherine Bright, Genevieve Currie, Aliyah Dosani, Susan Kau et al.
    Pages 147-152

About this book


This volume analyses the distinct care needs of late preterm infants and their parents by reflecting on the best available evidence to inform on practice and latest innovations in care. It addresses the spectrum of issues experienced by late preterm infants and their parents to ensure their health life trajectories. We define late preterm infants as those born between 34 0/7 to 36 6/7   weeks’ gestational age. 

The book uses creative writing prompts and a narrative style to gain insight and self-reflection in and on practice to move the reader to embracing best practices.  Issues such as mother’s physical and emotional health, father’s burden in postpartum period and neurodevelopmental outcomes of late preterm infants are specifically addressed.

Areas of innovation are shared for consideration to prompt readers thinking about continuous improvement in quality of care. The book shares  local and global perspectives to address the common concerns related to care of late preterm infants and their families, and to foster a partnership in promoting their health all across the globe. It  is intended to any health care providers such as nurses, midwives, physicians and other allied care professionals like health visitors, community health workers.


Late preterm infants Near-term infants Delivery of health care Evidence-based practice Mother’s physical and emotional health

Editors and affiliations

  • Shahirose Sadrudin Premji
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Nursing, Faculty of HealthYork UniversityTorontoCanada

About the editors

Dr. Shahirose Sadrudin Premji, RN, BSc, BScN, MScN, PhD, FAAN, is affiliated with the University of Calgary as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing, an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, and a nurse scientist.

She has over 25 years’ experience in newborn health and has practiced clinically or provided technical expertise internationally (Australia, Canada, China, Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan and Syria). Dr. Premji’s academic involvement began in 1994 at McMaster University as Clinical Lecture while working as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. She has worked as an Associate Professor and Director, Master of Science in Nursing (MScN) Programme at the Aga Khan University – School of Nursing and Midwifery in Karachi, Pakistan which was as a consultant position with the Aga Khan Foundation Canada – Canadian Development Exchange Program. More recently she was involved in developing research and teaching capacity in the Schools of Nursing & Midwifery in Kenya and Uganda.

Shahirose is the founder and 1st President of the Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses. She is a former Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Public Health Nurse (postpartum). Her program of research investigates psychosocial, cultural, and environmental factors as both risk factors and targets of intervention to prevent preterm birth and biological mechanisms whereby psychosocial health contributes to preterm birth with a global health perspective. Methodologies she used in previous research include quantitative, qualitative, mixed methodology, and systematic reviews. She has published several book chapters and many peer-reviewed publications, which comprise Cochrane Systematic Reviews (original and updates), research articles, narrative reviews, and meta-analyses.

Shahirose received the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta’s Centennial Award in 2015, and the Jeanne Mance Award (Canadian Association of Nurses’ highest award) in 2016, and was inducted as Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing for her leadership in teaching, practice, research and administration in 2016. More recently, Shahirose honored as 150 Nurses for Canada! to mark the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and honor 150 nurses for their pioneering work in health innovation in Canada and globally. Shahirose will receive the College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta’s Nursing Excellence in Research Award in 2018. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Late Preterm Infants
  • Book Subtitle A Guide for Nurses, Midwives, Clinicians and Allied Health Professionals
  • Editors Shahirose Sadrudin Premji
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-94351-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-94352-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 152
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nursing
    Maternal and Child Health
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“The audience is all healthcare providers involved in the care of these infants: midwives; registered nurses in labor/delivery and postpartum; community‐based nurses; and pediatric nurses in clinics and the NICU. … The best aspect of the book is its readability and the effort the authors make to engage readers by using the first person from an infant perspective. This technique is used to highlight the unique aspects of this population and delineate how they differ from preterm term and term infants.” (Ellyn E Cavanagh, Doody's Book Reviews, August 09, 2019)