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Which of the following reflexes are indicators of this reaction? When the nurse on duty accidentally bumps the bassinet, the neonate throws out its ARMS, hands opened, and begins to cry.



A. Startle reflex
B. Babinski reflex
C. Grasping reflex
D. Tonic neck reflex

This question is part of NCLEX Questions for Maternal and Child Nursing 1(Exam Mode) by RNpedia.com
Asked by RN pedia, Last updated: Jun 27, 2020

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M. Parker

M. Parker, Internet Researcher, Houston

Answered Feb 10, 2019

Startle reflex. A bassinet is essentially a raised baby basket safely contains a small baby, usually a newborn or up to a two-month-old. It is more clearly defined as a baby’s wicker cradle, usually with a hood. Bassinets are generally designed to work with fixed legs or castors. The startle response is a defensive reaction to sudden or threatening stimuli and is associated with adverse effects.

Usually, the inception of the startle response is a reflex reaction. The startle reflex is a brainstorm reflective reaction that serves to protect the back of the neck and eyes.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 18, 2016

Startle reflex

The Moro, or startle, reflex occurs when the neonate responds to stimuli by extending the arms, hands open, and then moving the arms in an embracing motion. The Moro reflex, present at birth, disappears at about age 3 months.
 

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