Assessment of the Newborn: Physical Anomalies and Neurologic Issues

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:

1. Discuss the differences between major and minor anomalies and the significance of two or more minor anomalies.
2. Name the factors related to the increase in brain size during the first year of life.
3. Compare and contrast the types of neural tube defects.
4. Describe the immediate intervention for an infant with gastroschisis.
5. List the four known risk factors for neonatal hypoglycemia.
6. List five maternal factors that can predispose the newborn to hypoglycemia.
This program includes workbooks that can be ordered separately.
Price: $299.00 USD

Product ID: CLP814
Media: DVD
Year: 2016
Duration: 15:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Obstetrical Nursing, Pediatric Care
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