Flashcards in Normal Infant Deck (19):
Why not suction all babies?
Repeat stim in pharynx - get Brady
How to monitor HR?
It's about the trends.
Why Vit. K injection prevent what?
Haemorrhagic disease of newborn
First minutes of life, look at?
Drugs: Vit. K
Cord, Skin, Temp
When is APGAR score most predictive of outcome?
If getting zero or close to zero
Measure temp newborn how? Most common
Rectal-may cause damage
tympanic - not really
Transcutaneous - expensive: NICU
Why fetus hotter than mother?
No heat loss in Uterus
Lose heat easily in infants, what most lose?
How to prevent evaporation?
First hours of life
Brief newborn examination
Transition, assign gender
O2 sats screening
Formal newborn examination
History -pee, poo, feeding? Concerns? Morphology scan at 20 weeks, normal?
Anything that worries you? FHx
Education: stop smoking. Immunisations, sleeping on back, nothing in the cot. Breast feeding promotion. Carrying tips
Weight gain in first days/week
When does suck reflex kick in?
When can you not suck?
Why not give lots of milk to a preterm baby?
NEC: necrotizing Enterocolitis
When Jaundice bad?
Too early, first 24 hours
Exchange transfusion, how many times?
Twice their body's blood volume