Jeanette Zaichkin

Jeanette Zaichkin

Meet the author

-A   +A


Jeanette ZaichkinJeanette Zaichkin, RN, MN, NNP-BC, has been a neonatal nurse for more than 30 years. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, and received her master's degree from the University of Washington. Jeanette has worked as a staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, manager, and neonatal outreach coordinator in a variety of settings, including community ​​hospitals and major medical centers. She has numerous publications and has served as a consultant and editor for the American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program since 1998. Jeanette leads Positive Pressure, her business enterprise that provides consultation and program development for neonatal resuscitation, simulation and debriefing, and instructor development.




Books (edit​or)

Understanding the NICU Understanding the NICU (co-editors with David J. Loren, MD, FAAP and Gary Weiner, MD, FAAP)

Most parents do not expect to begin life with their new baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). They often feel lost and powerless amidst this new world of medical vocabulary, technology, and numerous health care providers.

Understanding the NICU will guide parents through the NICU journey, help them communicate with members of the NICU team, and learn about their baby’s condition so that they can ask questions and participate as a valuable partner in their baby’s care. It will also provide them important information about how to care for their baby after they leave the hospital and head home with their little one.

Included in the book are inspirational stories from parents who have had their own NICU experiences, bringing hope and comfort to other parents with an infant who is hospitalized.

Understanding the NICU provides you with everything parents need to know about

  • Common NICU equipment and tests
  • Common medical problems for babies in the NICU
  • Special health issues for premature infants
  • Who's who in the NICU and how to work with the team
  • Mother-baby factors: effects on newborn health 
  • Feeding their baby
  • Parenting in the NICU
  • Birth defects and surgery 
  • Heading home from the NICU
  • Home at last
  • ​Caring for their baby in the first year


Intensive care is stressful by nature and overwhelming at times. Reading this book and learning about what happens in the NICU will help pare​​nts gain confidence and feel more reassured about their baby’s care in the NICU -- and at home.

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-048-0
  • Product Code: CB0098
  • Publication Date: September 19, 2016
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 260
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics


Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 7th Edition​ (as associate editor to Gary Weiner, editor-in-chief)

Powerful resource for interactive, simulation-based teaching and learning.

“An essential book for every person who regularly cares for a neonate who requires resuscitation.” - Doody’s Book Review 2016

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is an educational program jointly sponsored with the American Heart Association (AHA). The course conveys an evidence-based approach to care of the newborn at birth and facilitates effective team-based care for healthcare professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery.

New in the 7th edition!

  • Text updated to reflect the latest 2015 AAP/AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care of the Neonate
  • Two new chapters added covering preparing for resuscitation and post-resuscitation care
  • 140 new full-color photographs replacing most line drawings

Product Details

  • ​ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-024-4
  • Product Code: NRP323
  • Publication Date: May 4, 2016
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 313
  • Trim Size: 10.875 inches x 8.375 inches
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association


Newborn Intensive Care: What Every Parent Needs to Know, 3rd Edition (editor-in-chief) - Book Discontinued.

An essential reference for any parent with a sick or premature infant.

The 3rd edition helps parents of premature and sick newborns understand their baby's illness and work as partners with the health care team.

Expert contributors illuminate everything from communicating with parents; to the latest clinical and technologic advances; to the most effective use of posthospital care resources.


  • Valuable perspectives on today's NICU experience from admission to outcome
  • Contributions from highly experienced physicians, NICU nurses, and neonatologists
  • Numerous photos, diagrams, and line drawings
  • Quick reference tools: bibliography, resource listings, glossary of common abbreviations and terms


Targeting key NICU issues and concerns


  • Who's who in the NICU and how to work with the team
  • The special health needs of a premature infant
  • Mother-baby factors: effects on newborn health
  • Feeding your baby
  • Parenting in the NICU
  •  Financial concerns
  • Major medical problems of premature and full-term infants
  • Neonatal surgery
  • Coping with severe disabilities or infant loss
  • Heading home from the NICU
  • Future health and development of the growing child


Product Details


  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58110-307-6
  • Product Code: MA0451
  • Publication Date: October 19, 2010
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 709
  • Trim Size: 11 inches x 8.5 inches
  • Illustrations: 195 black & white photos and illustrations
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics​
Advertising Disclaimer
            print           email           share