Flashcards in Features of a healthy newborn Deck (36)
What body system is urinary output assessing?
What body system is feeding and stool assessing?
What body system is skin integrity/ rashes/ spots assessing?
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
advice to parents
reducing the risk of cot death/ SIDS
safety in the home
importance of seeking early medical advice if the baby becomes unwell