Newborn Nursing care NCLEX Quiz 2

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Newborn Nursing care NCLEX Quiz 2

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A nursing instructor asks a nursing student to describe the procedure for administering erythromycin ointment into the eyes if a neonate. The instructor determines that the student needs to research this procedure further if the student states:
    • A. 

      “I will cleanse the neonate’s eyes before instilling ointment.”

    • B. 

      “I will flush the eyes after instilling the ointment.”

    • C. 

      “I will instill the eye ointment into each of the neonate’s conjunctival sacs within one hour after birth.”

    • D. 

      “Administration of the eye ointment may be delayed until an hour or so after birth so that eye contact and parent-infant attachment and bonding can occur.”

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Establish an airway for the baby

    • B. 

      Ascertain the condition of the fundus

    • C. 

      Quickly tie and cut the umbilical cord

    • D. 

      Move mother and baby to the birthing unit

  • 3. 
    The primary critical observation for Apgar scoring is the:
    • A. 

      Heart rate

    • B. 

      Respiratory rate

    • C. 

      Presence of meconium

    • D. 

      Evaluation of the Moro reflex

  • 4. 
    When performing a newborn assessment. the nurse should measure the vital signs in the following sequence:
    • A. 

      Pulse. respirations. temperature

    • B. 

      Temperature. pulse. respirations

    • C. 

      Respirations. temperature. pulse

    • D. 

      Respirations. pulse. temperature

  • 5. 
    Within three (3) minutes after birth the normal heart rate of the infant may range between:
    • A. 

      100 and 180

    • B. 

      130 and 170

    • C. 

      120 and 160

    • D. 

      100 and 130

  • 6. 
    The expected respiratory rate of a neonate within three (3) minutes of birth may be as high as:
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      60

    • C. 

      80

    • D. 

      100

  • 7. 
    The nurse is aware that a healthy newborn’s respirations are:
    • A. 

      Regular. abdominal. 40-50 per minute. deep

    • B. 

      Irregular. abdominal. 30-60 per minute. shallow

    • C. 

      Irregular. initiated by chest wall. 30-60 per minute. deep

    • D. 

      Regular. initiated by the chest wall. 40-60 per minute. shallow

  • 8. 
    To help limit the development of hyperbilirubinemia in the neonate. the plan of care should include:
    • A. 

      Monitoring for the passage of meconium each shift

    • B. 

      Instituting phototherapy for 30 minutes every 6 hours

    • C. 

      Substituting breastfeeding for formula during the 2nd day after birth

    • D. 

      Supplementing breastfeeding with glucose water during the first 24 hours

  • 9. 
    A newborn has small. whitish. pinpoint spots over the nose. which the nurse knows are caused by retained sebaceous secretions. When charting this observation. the nurse identifies it as:
    • A. 

      Milia

    • B. 

      Lanugo

    • C. 

      Whiteheads

    • D. 

      Mongolian spots

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Screening for PKU

    • B. 

      Vitamin K injection

    • C. 

      Test for necrotizing enterocolitis

    • D. 

      Heel stick for blood glucose level