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Assessment of the Newborn: Gestational Age and Newborn Reflexes

Newborns have unique anatomy and physiologic characteristics that need to be assessed at birth. Nurses with limited or no experience in the obstetrical environment need to be made aware of these unique characteristics in order to perform a competent evaluation of a newborn's health.

Duration 18 min
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This program focuses on the New Ballard Gestational Age Assessment. In the process of this discussion, both the assessment of neuromuscular maturity and that of physical maturity are examined. As the infant is assessed, reference is made to the system developed by Dr. Jeanne Ballard. The program concludes with a presentation of 13 newborn reflexes.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Properly perform the New Ballard Gestational Age Assessment
  • Assess for neuromuscular and physical maturity
  • Accurately report and score the results of the exam
  • Identify and test for the 13 newborn reflexes
Series Overview

Newborns have unique anatomy and physiologic characteristics that need to be assessed at birth. Nurses with limited or no experience in the obstetrical environment need to be made aware of these unique characteristics in order to perform a competent evaluation of a newborn's health.

This series provides nurses with the information they need and demonstrates the skills necessary, to perform a comprehensive assessment of the newborn child.

The programs in this series are:
  • Assessment of the Newborn: The First 10 Minutes
  • Assessment of the Newborn: The Head to Toe Assessment
  • Assessment of the Newborn: Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Cardiac Anomalies
  • Assessment of the Newborn: Physical Anomalies and Neurologic Issues
  • Assessment of the Newborn: Gestational Age and Newborn Reflexes

This series is designated for a total of 5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 18 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2016
Product Categories
Healthcare, Pediatrics