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Answered: May 29, 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: May 29, 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: May 29, 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: May 29, 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: May 29, 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: May 29, 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: May 29, 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: May 29, 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: May 29, 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: May 29, 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: May 29, 2020
Quiet alert state

When caring for a neonate experiencing drug withdrawal. the nurse needs to be alert for distress signals from the neonate. Stimuli should be introduced one at a time when...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: May 29, 2020
Showing by example and explanation how to care for the infant

Teaching the mother by example is a non-threatening approach that allows her to proceed at her own pace.

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Santepro
Answered: May 29, 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: May 29, 2020
Connect the resuscitation bag to the oxygen outlet

The highest priority on admission to the nursery for a newborn with low Apgar scores is airway. which would involve preparing respiratory...Read More

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