Keeps the cord exposed to the air.
Washes her hands before sponge bathing her baby.
Washes the cord and surrounding area well with water at each diaper change.
Checks it daily for bleeding and drainage.
Speaks in short sentences.
Can feed self with a spoon.
Pulling up to a standing position.
Provide a verbal explanation just prior to the surgery
Provide the child with a booklet to read about the surgery
Introduce the child to another child who had heart surgery three days ago
Explain the surgery using a model of the heart
Red and blue.
Blue and gold.
Red and green.
Blue and green.
Restricted physical activity
Altered body image
Separation from family
Frequent temperature monitoring.
More frequent vaginal examinations.
Measures potential intelligence
Assesses a child’s development
Evaluates psychological responses
Diagnoses specific problems
A review of the dietary modifications that will be necessary.
Early prenatal medical care.
Adoption instead of conception.
Understanding that this is a major health risk to the mother.
Hold and cuddle the child often
Encourage the child to feed himself finger food
Allow the child to walk independently on the nursing unit
Engage the child in games with other children