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Nursing Care of the Normal Newborn

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this period of time requires close attention during the first 6-12 hours transitional period
when you suction the newborn initially, to avoid the baby from crying and sucking in-leading to aspiration; with his head slightly lower than the body or on his side using a bulb syringe what do you do suction mouth first then nose
if you require using a small suction machine for how long can you suction the newborn at a time? 5 minutes at a time
to initially get the newborn's HR, quickly palpate the base of the cord and count for 6 seconds; multiply that by 10; how do you know it is a good number and baby can be with mom HR will be 100 bpm or higher.
this increases the amount of O2 and glucose needed by the newborn putting him at risk for hypoglycemia; respiratory distress; and metabolic acidosis cold stress
a method to keep the newborn warm is to keep the newborn warm using skin-to-skin contact and good for bonding Kagaroo care
in the first 24 hours especially, the newborn should be kept in an environment in which the heat is neither lost nor gained. thermoneutral enviroment
If you suspect hypoglycemia, and have taken an at the bedside test it shows below 50 mg/dL and you are waiting for the results to come back what should you do? feed the baby...don't wait for results!
a sever eye infection contracted in the birth canal of a woman with gonorrhea or chlamydia opthalmia neonatorum
the three antibiotic agents used to prevent ophthalmia neonatrorum 1% silver nitrate; 0.5% erythromycin; 1% tetracycline
triple dye; bacitracin ointment; or providone-iodine are used initially after birth to help prevent infection where? umbilical cord
how much Vitamin K will you administer IM? 0.5 mL
There are 4 id bracelets you will check information such as mom's name, hospital number, and physician, and newborn's sex and date and time of birth; where are these located 2 on newborn: one on the arm, the other on the leg; and one on mom; and one on dad or designated adult
signs of redness and edema at the base of cord and may have purulent d/c are s/s of what infected cord
s/s of poor feeding, irritability, lethargy, apnea, temp instability are early signs of sepsis
late s/s of this are enlarged spleen and liver, jaundice, petechiae sepsis
immediately after a circumcision, what type of dressing do you apply petroleum guaze
how often do you check the circumcised newborn once the procedure has occured every 12 hours
babies normally feed how many hours at the beginning, before coming fairly approximate in 2 weeks they eat every 2-4 hours
how many hours a day does the newborn typically sleep 16-20 hours
how many hours a day is it typical for a newborn to cry; and can last between 6-7 weeks 2 hours a day
dark greenish black and tarry stool that occurs initially meconium
meconium like stool that is lighter green or light green-yellow and looser transitional stool
this baby's stool is softer, sweetish odor breast-fed baby
this baby's stool is well-formed, darker in color, and unpleasant odor bottle-fed baby
this condition is best prevented with and treated with early and regular feedings; and if the baby cannot feed IV glucose will be given hypoglycemia
if while taking care of the infants in the nursery and they show signs of crying, grimacing(or making other faces), and increased heart and respiratory rates; and you have done all the basics...what might be wrong? newborn is in pain
Created by: gracekimes