Assessment of the Newborn: The First 10 Minutes

This program begins with a discussion of primary roles of the placenta and umbilical cord during pregnancy. It goes on to describe the role of surfactant in the lungs and presents the current understanding of factors which foster the newborns first breath. Other topics addressed include: steps to be taken if there is meconium in the amniotic fluid, the four routes of heat loss and the seven factors which increase a newborn's susceptibility to cold stress. The presentation ends with an overview of the APGAR score and its role in newborn assessment.


After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Assess and facilitate the first breaths of the newborn
  • Deal effectively with an infant that has expelled meconium
  • Use the proper techniques to measure neonatal pulse and respiration
  • Implement actions to maintain the infant's body temperature
  • Describe factors that increase the infant's susceptibility to cold stress
  • Evaluate and provide infants with an Apgar score at 1 and 5 minutes after birth
  • Use appropriate methods to evaluate the infant's cord vessels
  • Properly administer Vitamin K prophylaxis.
This program also includes workbooks that can be ordered separately.

 This program has been designated for 1 contact hour of continuing nursing education credits.

Price: $315.00 USD

Product ID: CLP811
Media: DVD
Year: 2010
Duration: 18:30 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Obstetrical Nursing, Pediatric Care
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