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Flashcards in Bathing An Infant Deck (10):
1

What is the # 1 purpose of a tepid sponge bath

Lower body temp during fever

2

How should the temp of water be tested if no thermometer is available

Dropping water on the inside surface of your forearm

3

Which body part do you begin bathing an infant

Eyes

4

When cleansing an infants eye, cleanse from_____ to____

Inner to outer

5

Should you retract the foreskin of a 5 wk old male, uncircumcised infant to cleanse the area

No, not until foreskin retract naturally

6

When sponge-bathing with tepid water the correct temp is___

98.6

7

How many days does it take for the umbilical stump to fall off

7 to 14

8

The primary reason why an infant is draped during the bath is_______

To prevent chilling

9

You may use friction to remove vernix caseosa from an infants skin

False, it course damage/bruising

10

What temp is appropriate for the water used to bathe an infant?

100 to 105 degree