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Neuroanatomy II

The Newborn Infant

Should a newborn be in physiological flexion or extension? Flexion
What is the vernix caseosa? the waxy or "cheesy" white substance found coating the skin of newborn humans.
What is lanugo? fetal hair
What are five characteristics of newborn(what do they look like)? Physiological flexion, vernix caseosa, lanugo, swollen external genitals, ligth-colored skin
What is witches milk? milk that is secreted from the breast's of some newborns
What are open fontanels? soft spots on a baby's head which, during birth, enable the bony plates of the skull to flex, allowing the child's head to pass through the birth canal.
What is the respiratory rate for a newborn? 40-60
What is the respiratory rate for an infant 20-30
What is the respiratory rate for a preschooler 20-30
What is the respiratory rate for kids over 6? 15-20
What is the heart rate of a newborn? 120-200 bpm
What is the significance of the apgar score? its a simple and repeatable method to quickly and summarily assess the health of newborn children immediately after birth.
What is the dubowitz exam used for? It assess preterm and term infants at risk for neurological problems.
What are the six newborn infant states? Quiet Sleep, Active sleep, Drowsy, Quiet Alert, Active Alert.
Created by: txst spr 2009



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