CYPRESS COLLEGEHEALTH SCIENCE DIVISIONDepartment of NursingCLINICAL COMPETENCIESNURSING 197 MATERNAL/NEWBORN NURSINGStudent Name: ____________________________________________________ TITLE:
SUCOMMENTS1. INITIAL ASSESSMENTa. Places infant in radiant warmer and attaches probe (if applicable).b.Completes identification transfer with L&D nurse.c.Assess neonate for stability and obtains initial vital signs.d.Completes weight and measurements per agency procedure.e.Administers newborn medications safely per agency policy andprocedure.2.INTEGUMENTARYa.Maintains infant temperature throughout examination and bath.b.Examines skin surfaces for color, turgor, rashes, bruising,edema, birthmarks, and/or desquamation.c.Performs a gestational age assessment.3.CRANIOFACIAL - EENT - NECK a.Observes the head and face for symmetry, shape, and evidenceof birth trauma.b.Assesses the eyes for position, clarity, discharge, hemorrhage &reaction to light.c.Inspects the ears for position, shape, firmness, patency, &drainage.d.Assesses the nose for patency, & flaring.e.Inspects the mouth & oral cavity.f.Palpates the fontanels and sutures for size and fullness.g.Observes the neck for mobility, masses, position of trachea andcondition of clavicles.4.RESPIRATORYa.Observes rate and quality of respirations noting any tachypnea,retractions or grunting.
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