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Assessment of the Newborn: Physical Anomalies and Neurologic Issues

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 19 min
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The program begins with an examination of such physical anomalies as neural tube defects (anencephaly, spina bifida and meningocele), craniosynostosis and cleft lip and palate. Additionally, features such as simian crease, pilonidal sinus and gastroschisis are presented. The presentation of neurologic issues includes a brief discussion of the infant brain and neurons and leads to a detailed discussion of neonatal hypoglycemia. This detailed view of neurologic assessment concludes with a presentation of pathologic jaundice, its causes and intervention strategies.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify neural tube defects, including anencephaly, spina bifida and meningocele
  • Identify signs of craniosynostosis and cleft lip and palate
  • Identify features such as simian crease, pilonidal sinus and gastroschisis
  • Describe the infant brain and neurons
  • Perform a neurological assessment and identify various neurologic issues
  • Accurately identify the signs and symptoms of neonatal hypoglycemia
  • Describe the causes and symptoms of pathological jaundice and perform appropriate interventions
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 19 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2016
Product Categories
Healthcare, Pediatrics