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Maternal Newborn Nursing

Check Your Understanding Questions

Maternal Newborn NursingCheck Your Understanding Questions

Check Your Understanding Questions

1 .
What maternal factors increase a newborn’s risk of injury during labor and delivery?
2 .
Describe the most common birth-related fractures and nerve injuries in the newborn.
3 .
Different forms of palsy or paralysis can occur from birth injury. Which paralysis can result in respiratory distress and why?
4 .
A couple has their newborn infant in their arms. They were not alerted to any abnormalities during prenatal care, and at birth the neonate has significant congenital anomalies. What is the nurse's priority?
5 .
A mother is concerned about her risk of having a second child with trisomy 21. What would the nurse tell her regarding the genetics behind this syndrome?
6 .
Turner syndrome affects only phenotypically female individuals. Why? What is notable about this chromosomal disorder that makes it one of the only syndromes with this kind of karyotype?
7 .
Attachment between the newborn and their caregiver can be affected by many factors. What common factors affecting the high-risk newborn hinder attachment?
8 .
What can the nurse do to encourage and support attachment and bonding?
9 .
What can the parent do to decrease negative sibling responses to a newborn?
10 .
What common indicators, when noted, allow a high-risk infant to be discharged home?
11 .
When preparing an infant to be discharged home under hospice care, what additional factors (beyond those of any other high-risk infant) should be considered?
12 .
Parental education prior to discharge is a large part of the nursing role. What education do parents of high-risk infants require? Who should receive this education?

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