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Maternal Newborn Nursing

Competency-Based Assessments

Maternal Newborn NursingCompetency-Based Assessments

Competency-Based Assessments

1 .
You are a nurse attending to a delivery, and the newborn is not responding well, requiring resuscitation. Identify the critical signs that indicate neonatal resuscitation is required and discuss the immediate steps you would take.
2 .
As a clinical nurse, you encounter a newborn who exhibits signs of nerve injury. Discuss the unique clinical features of brachial plexus injury, Erb-Duchenne paralysis, facial paralysis, and phrenic nerve paralysis. How might these injuries impact the newborn's functional abilities?
3 .
A newborn is diagnosed with respiratory distress syndrome, and surfactant administration is indicated. Describe the safe and effective administration of surfactant to a newborn
4 .
A pregnant woman is diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Explain the relationship between gestational diabetes and preterm birth.
5 .
During a prenatal education session, a pregnant woman asks about the maternal risk factors associated with preterm birth. Provide examples of maternal risk factors discussed during prenatal education and explain how addressing these factors can contribute to a reduction in preterm birth rates. How might early identification and intervention impact both maternal and neonatal outcomes?

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