Assessment of the Newborn: The Head to Toe Assessment

This program looks at the complete head to toe assessment of the newborn. It begins with a discussion of vital signs and continues with presentation of issues related to eye care. Weighing and measuring are examined including presentations of "normal" values. As the assessment continues, the trunk, umbilical cord, skin, extremities, genitalia and anus are discussed. The program concludes with a presentation of issues related to newborn screening such as phenylketonuria (PKU).


After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Measure the newborn's body temperature
  • Perform appropriate eye prophylaxis
  • Accurately measure the infant's weight, length and circumference of the head, chest and abdomen
  • Assess the infant's trunk and extremities for symmetry
  • Examine the skin for intactness, quality, turgor and color
  • Assess the infant's spine and extremities, including fingers and toes
  • Examine the newborn's genitals and anus and identify any abnormalities
  • Screen the infant for specific disorders, including hearing loss and phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Understand the procedure required to test for PKU
This program 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: CLP812
Media: DVD
Year: 2010
Duration: 18:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Obstetrical Nursing, Pediatric Care
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