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Newborn Nursing Questions and Answers (Q&A)

Santepro
Answered: Jul 15, 2024
Bradycardia

Hypothermic neonates become bradycardic proportional to the degree of core temperature. Hypoglycemia is seen in hypothermic neonates.

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Santepro
Answered: Jul 15, 2024
Cover the neonates head with a cap

Covering the neonates head with a cap helps prevent cold stress due to excessive evaporative heat loss from the neonates wet head. Vitamin K can be given...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Jul 15, 2024
Keep the cord dry and open to air

Keeping the cord dry and open to air helps reduce infection and hastens drying.

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Answered: Jan 04, 2019
If a newborn has been on formula for the last 36-48 hours, the nurse should give the newborn a screening for PKU. The answer is Screening for PKU. The other things are often not needed; vit...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Jul 15, 2024
Jaundice within the first 24 hours of life

The neonate with ABO blood incompatibility with its mother will have jaundice (pathologic) within the first 24 hours of life. The neonate would...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Jul 15, 2024
Establish an airway for the baby

The nurse should position the baby with head lower than chest and rub the infants back to stimulate crying to promote oxygenation. There is no haste in...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Jul 15, 2024
Lecithin to sphingomyelin ratio more than 2:1

Lecithin and sphingomyelin are phospholipids that help compose surfactant in the lungs; lecithin peaks at 36 weeks and sphingomyelin...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Jul 15, 2024
It involves swelling of tissue over the presenting part of the presenting head

Caput succedaneum is the swelling of tissue over the presenting part of the fetal scalp due to sustained...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Jul 15, 2024
Apply warm. moist heat to the breasts.

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Santepro
Answered: Jul 15, 2024
Ineffective thermoregulation related to fluctuating  environmental temperatures.

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Santepro
Answered: Jul 15, 2024
Poor wake and sleep patterns

Altered sleep patterns are caused by disturbances in the CNS from alcohol exposure in utero. Hyperactivity is a characteristic generally noted. Low birth weight...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Jul 15, 2024
Check the baby’s serum glucose level and administer glucose if < 40 mg/dL

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