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  1. 1. Newborn Assessment Tammy Marie Baker RN Pediatric Series 2012
  2. 2. Assessment Tools  Stethoscope pediatric  Watch with second Hand  Thermometer  Measuring tape  Baby scale
  3. 3. Measurements:  Head circumference  Fontanels  Abdomen circumference  Weight  Length
  4. 4. Infant Growth Chart for Percentiles
  5. 5. Newborn Reflexes  Moro reflex  Placing Reflex  Stepping Reflex  Rooting Reflex  Sucking Reflex  Palmer Grasp Reflex  Plantar Grasp Reflex  Atonic Neck Reflex  Forward Parachute Reflex
  6. 6. Refl
  7. 7. Nutritional Assessment  Formula type ( type, amount ,frequency, tolerance)  Reflux (Emesis, spitting up)  Skin turgor ( hydration level)  Stooling ( type amount frequency)  Voiding ( amount/ frequency)
  8. 8. Psycho Social  Infant behaviors  Maternal /paternal bonding  Family dynamics and interaction with new infant  Family preparedness and adaption
  9. 9. Sleep Patterns  Naps and frequency  Sleeps through the night or not  Intervals of hours of sleep at night
  10. 10. New Parent/ Newborn Educational Needs:  Safety  Feeding  Diapering  Bathing  Infections  Cord care  jaundice  circumcision care  newborn follow up
  11. 11. Maternal Assessment: Assess the Mother  activity  diet  exercise  afterbirth pains  Peri-care / lochia and fundus level  bathing  birth control  breast care breast feed/bottle feeding  breast feeding  c section  constipation  hemorrhoids  depression  follow up

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