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newborn care

priorities in the initial phaze of newborn care

priorities in the initial phase of newborn care order: RR-HR- BP-temp airway - secure & maintain airway (mouth before nose) oxygenation - assess for brady&tachypnea, grunting, crackles, wheezes, retrations, nasal flaring, cyanosis thermoregulation - monitor for s/s of cold stress ID: name badns, electronic mtrng, foot&
conduction loss of heat via direct contact with a cooler surface - cover surface w/blanket, warm stethoscope
convection loss of heat from body surface to cooler air currents. eliminate draft, warm room
radiation loss of heat via transfer of heat from body surface to cooler surfaces & objects not in direct contact w/body. move baby far away from windows, airconditioner. keep cribs away from drafts and walls
evaporation conversion of surface liquid to vapor. dry quickly, wrap, & place hat on baby at birth.
Created by: gdimanche