a decrease in pH and PO2 does serve as a chemical stimulator for breathing
an increase in PCO2 does trigger the inspiratory gasp at birth in the newborn
Thermal changes = Temp
Sensory Changes = touch, light. sound, pressure
Decreased pulmonary vascular resistance
^ blood flow
^ systemic pressure/ closure of ductus venosus
^ left atrium
Decreased right atrium
closure of foramen ovale
Reversal of blood flow through ductus anteriosus
closure of arteriosus
a newborn with bruising or a cephalhematoma is at increased risk of...
hyperbilirubinemia due to the breakdown of excess RBCs.
A client with a slightly jaundiced infant has
received discharge instructions. Which statement indicates that she
understands the mechanism for bilirubin excretion?
I have to feed the baby frequently and count the number of dirty diapers
I’ve heard that babies can get dehydrated easily. I’m
breastfeeding; should I give my baby extra water too?” the nurse
The immature newborn kidneys have trouble concentrating and diluting the urine in the early months. By the 4th day of life, if the baby is wetting 6 diapers a day and nursing every 2-3 hours, the baby is getting enough fluids.
A mother is taking her infant home during flu season
and has asked the nurse many questions about avoiding infections. Which
statements indicate an understanding of the nurse’s explanations?
"One of the first signs of illness in a newborn is lethargy.”
“I must ask everyone who holds the baby to wash their hands first.”