Maternity and Newborn - Newborn Care : Nursing Course


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An absent Babinski's reflex warrants the need for this type of exam:

Neurological

Rationale: A positive Babinski's reflex stimulates a baby's toes to fan out if the heal is brushed. An assessment for all reflexes should be done at birth to verify that there are no neurological deficits.


TORCH syndrome includes the following condition:

Toxoplasmosis

Rationale: TORCH is a medical acronym for a set of perinatal infections (i.e. infections that are passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus). The TORCH infections can lead to severe fetal anomalies or even fetal loss.


The first stool, called meconium, that a baby passes should occur within:

The first 24 hours of life

Rationale:

The following newborn finding is abnormal:

Epstein pearls

Rationale:

Heartrate, muscle tone and skin color are all indicators on the APGAR score but the following IS NOT an indicator:

Body temperature

Rationale:

Jaundice appearing before an infant is 24 hours old is considered:

Abnormal

Rationale:

This screening must be performed on all newborns before discharge according to state law:

PKU screening

Rationale:

APGAR scores are done:

At 1 minute old and 5 minutes old

Rationale:

A newborn's height should be between:

18-22 inches

Rationale:

This many and these types of vessels should be found in the umbilical cord:

3, two arteries and a vein

Rationale:

Antibacterial ointment is placed on a newborn's eyes to prevent the following infection:

Gonorrhea/chlamydia

Rationale:

You expect your patient's newborn baby is withdrawling from drugs because:

The baby is shaking and hyperactive

Rationale:

Administration of AZTll, medicating to prevent pneumocystitis and monitoring for signs of immunodeficiency are all interventions that will be taken for a newborn exposed to HIV, BUT NOT:

Removal of the thymus gland

Rationale:

When checking for newborn hypoglycemia, you must know that normal glucose levels for a 1 day old baby are:

40-60 mg/dL

Rationale:

Vitamin K should be adminstered to all newborns here:

Vastus lateralis muscle

Rationale:

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