ATI Maternal Newborn Latest Exam Questions and Answers
A nurse is assessing a 4 hr old newborn who is to breastfeed and notes hands and feet that are cool and slightly blue What action should the nurse take?
a. check the newborns temp using temporal thermometer
b. place the naked newborn on the mothers bare chest and cover both with a blanket
c. apply an o2 hood over the newborns head and neck
d. give the newborn glucose water between feedings - answerb. place the naked newborn on the mothers bare chest and cover both with a blanket
Exposure to a cool environment causes vasoconstriction, which results in cool extremities with a bluish discoloration. Placing the newborn skin-to-skin with his mother helps stabilize his temperature and promotes bonding.
A nurse is caring for a newborn immediately following delivery. What actions should the nurse take first?
a. place the newborn directly on the client's chest
b. administer erythromycin ophthalmic ointment
c. give the newborn vit K IM
d. perform a detailed physical assessment - answera. place the newborn directly on the client's chest