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Newborn Nursing Questions and Answers (Q&A)

Chris Kenway, Content Writer
Answered: Jan 04, 2019
If a newborn has been on formula for the last 36-48 hours, the nurse should give the newborn a screening for PKU. The answer is A. The other things are often not needed; vitamin K inject...Read More

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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: Feb 22, 2020
€śNewborn 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 factors....Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Feb 22, 2020
Desquamation of the epidermis

Postdate fetuses lose the vernix caseosa. and the epidermis may become desquamated. These neonates are usually very alert. Lanugo is missing in the postdate...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Feb 22, 2020
Screening for PKU

By now the newborn will have ingested an ample amount of the amino acid phenylalanine. which. if not metabolized because of a lack of the liver enzyme. can deposit...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Feb 22, 2020
Place the tape measure under the infants head. wrap around the occiput. and measure just above the eyes

To measure the head circumference. the nurse should place the tape measure under the...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Feb 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: Feb 22, 2020
Bradycardia

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

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Santepro
Answered: Feb 22, 2020
€śSome infants experience menstruation like bleeding when hormones from the mother are not available”

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Santepro
Answered: Feb 22, 2020
€śSome infants experience menstruation like bleeding when hormones from the mother are not available”

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

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Santepro
Answered: Feb 22, 2020
€śSome infants experience menstruation like bleeding when hormones from the mother are not available”

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Santepro
Answered: Feb 22, 2020
Screening for PKU

By now the newborn will have ingested an ample amount of the amino acid phenylalanine. which. if not metabolized because of a lack of the liver enzyme. can deposit...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Feb 22, 2020
Obtain an order for IV fluid administration

Assessment findings indicate that the neonate is in respiratory distressmost likely from transient tachypnea. which is common after cesarean...Read More

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Santepro
Answered: Feb 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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