2 Immediate Newborn Care 4/15/2017Principles in Newborn Care1. Establish & Maintain Airway Patency2. Maintain Appropriate Body Temperature3. Immediate Latching On/ Skin to Skin Contact4. Immediate Assessment of the NewbornAPGAR ScoreAssessment of Gestational AgeCephalometry5. Proper Identification- Footprints/ identification band
3 Immediate Newborn Care 4/15/2017Immediate Newborn Care6. Specific Nursing Actions/ Nursery CareCheck Identification bandAntropometric MeasurementsAdministration of Vit.K, Hepa B & Crede’s Eye ProphylaxisWeight / Vital signs Taking7. Rooming-in
4 Immediate Care of the Newborn Maintain respirationPromote warmthPrevent infectionAccurate identification
6 Hollister cord clamp. A, Clamp is positioned 1/2 to 1 inch from the abdomen and then secured.
7 Hollister cord clamp. B, Cut cord Hollister cord clamp. B, Cut cord. The one vein and two arteries can be seen.B
8 Hollister cord clamp. C, Plastic device for removing clamp after cord has dried. After the cord is cut, the nurse grasps the Hollister clamp on either side of the cut area and gently separates it.C
9 Clearing secretions. To clear secretions from the newborn’s nose or oropharynx, a DeLee mucus trap (shown here) or other suction device is used. One end of the suction tubing is connected to low suction, and the other end of the tubing is inserted 3 to 5 inches into the newborn’s nose or mouth. Suction is applied as the tubing is pulled out. The process is repeated for as long as fluid is aspirated.