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Prenatal Life (01:41)


Most infants make an easy transition to life outside the uterus. Hear how the uterus functions as an incubator. At birth, the fetus takes over its life sustaining functions and becomes a newborn.

Transition from Fetus to Newborn (03:18)

Nurses support the infant as it transitions to extrauterine life. Hear how fetal lung fluid is expelled and absorbed during vaginal delivery. Premature newborns have less surfactant and require respiratory support. Learn about temperature and sensory factors stimulating the first active breath.

Receiving the Healthy Newborn (08:04)

Body heat is lost via evaporation, conduction, radiation and convection. Assess color, breathing and crying; place identification bracelets on the infant and mother; take vital signs; and dress the infant. Measurement, gestational age assessment, and footprints are done within 1-2 hours of birth. Learn about Apgar scores.

Receiving the Compromised Newborn (03:08)

Nurses providing newborn care should have current training in the AAP neonatal resuscitation program. If labor circumstances indicate compromise, the pediatrician and neonatologist should attend delivery. Resuscitation indications include apnea, heart rate less than 100 bpm, and the presence of central cyanosis. Ventilating with oxygen will increase the heart rate.

Credits: Newborn Stabilization and Care: Obstetrical Nursing (00:32)

Credits: Newborn Stabilization and Care: Obstetrical Nursing

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Newborn Stabilization and Care: Obstetrical Nursing

Part of the Series : Obstetrical Nursing
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Listing the physiologic changes that must occur for a fetus to make a successful transition to neonate, this video shows the preparations the nursing team must make for receiving the neonate, the initial assessments that are performed, and APGAR assessments. It considers normal ranges for heart and respiratory rates, indicators for resuscitation, the effects of cold stress on the newborn, and disorders that can be diagnosed during routine screenings. It also demonstrates eye and cord care, administration of vitamin K, and drawing of blood for screening.

Length: 17 minutes

Item#: BVL120756

ISBN: 978-1-63521-693-6

Copyright date: ©2020

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