Newborn Assessment

Immediate Care of the Newborn Simultaneous activities: – Assess and stabilize – Evaluate if cardiac/respiratory help needed for baby to initiate breathing S/S respiratory distress: – grunting- noise on exhalation           Retractions – nasal flaring                                      Cyanosis – Lack of respiratory effort – Respiratory- suction secretions from the airway. – Cardiac: Always take apical pulse for 1… Continue reading Newborn Assessment