Assessment Process For A Head To Assessment Of Infant
The nurse should also take note of the baby’s breathing.
HEAD: The nurse should make note of the molding of the baby’s head and document any abnormal findings such as any trauma to the head.
ENT: Check the baby’s eyes and ears and make note of floppy ears and lack of normal cartilage.
CHEST: The nurse should listen to the baby’s heart beat and make not of any abnormalities. Afterwards the nurse should listen to the baby’s lung sounds.
ABDOMEN: Check for any abnormalities, and inspect the umbilical cord.
GENITO-URINARY: In female newborns non-purulent discharge is normal. Note any abnormal findings. In male newborns the scrotum should be descended. Make not of scrotal swelling, and check for signs of infection on male newborns that have had a circumcision. Meconium should be passed within first day of birth.
Examine the hands and feet for symmetric movements. The hands and feet should also be examined for abnormalities such polydactyly, syndactyly, club foot, and other abnormalities. The nurse should also examine the spine and hips for any abnormal curvatures