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What body system is urinary output assessing?

renal
immunological

32

What body system is feeding and stool assessing?

gastrointestinal
immunological

33

What body system is skin integrity/ rashes/ spots assessing?

immunological

34

skin care

vernix caseosa should be left to absorb as an antibacterial and anti-fungal skin barrier
skin is an important role in temp regulation, barrier to infection, balances electrolytes and stores fat
baby products along with exposure to urine or faeces could disrupt the protective barrier

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advice to parents

breastfeeding
nappy changes
bathing
reducing the risk of cot death/ SIDS
safety in the home
importance of seeking early medical advice if the baby becomes unwell

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When is the full systematic physical examination of the newborn offered?

with 6-72 hours after birth and again at 6-8 weeks of age

includes examination of the hips and listening for heart murmurs