Pearson Chpt 12 NCLEX PN Uncomplicated Newborn Care
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infant turns to side stimulated and open mouth to suck
when object placed in mouth or touches lips
This may be on the labia minora which is a protective covering that decreases as gestational age increases and smegma increases.
vernix caseosa (white cheesey protective covering)
stroking sole upward and across ball of foot elicits fanning and extension of toes, disappears at 12 months
pressure on soles of feet elicits curling toes
bluish discoloration of hands and feet may be present
keep infant NPO if respirations are above what?
monitor newborn color of skin, oral area and extremities for any sign of what?
Newborns are obligatory __________ breathers
patterns of behavior during the first several hours after birth
periods of reactivitiy
stool that contains bile, epithelial cells and amniotic cells, is excreted within 24 hours in 90% of healthy newborns
A newborns decreased ability to excrete drugs and excessive fluid loss can lead to what?
acidosis and fluid imbalances
you should never prop bottle or put infant to bed with bottle in mouth. It can cause aspiration or what?
middle ear infection
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