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Newborn Nursing Questions and Answers (Q&A)

Santepro
Answered: Sep 22, 2020
Bradycardia

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

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L. Hawkes, Teacher
Answered: Jun 28, 2018
Newborns are prone to losing heat as their natural water from the body evaporates. A nurse’s job is to make sure that newborns will not lose their body heat. The best option to this is...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Sep 22, 2020
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: Sep 22, 2020
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: Sep 22, 2020
Newborn infants are deficient in vitamin K. and this injection prevents your infant from abnormal bleeding.”

Vitamin K is necessary for the body to synthesize coagulation...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Sep 22, 2020
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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Santepro
Answered: Sep 22, 2020
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: Sep 22, 2020
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: Sep 22, 2020
Tachypnea and retractions

The infant with respiratory distress syndrome may present with signs of cyanosis. tachypnea or apnea. nasal flaring. chest wall retractions. or audible grunts.

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Santepro
Answered: Sep 22, 2020
Document the findings

A yellow exudate may be noted in 24 hours. and this is a part of normal healing. The nurse would expect that the area would be red with a small amount of bloody...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Sep 22, 2020
Instillation of the preparation into the lungs through an endotracheal tube

The aim of therapy in RDS is to support the disease until the disease runs its course with the subsequent...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Sep 22, 2020
Incessant crying

A newborn infant born to a woman using drugs is irritable. The infant is overloaded easily by sensory stimulation. The infant may cry incessantly and posture rather than...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Sep 22, 2020
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: Sep 22, 2020
Check the baby’s serum glucose level and administer glucose if < 40 mg/dL

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Santepro
Answered: Sep 22, 2020
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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