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Heat production Temperature maintenance

Complications

Temperature assessment and interpretation

Equipment (e.g. infant warmers, incubators, servocontrol)

Mechanisms of Heat Loss

Insensible water loss

Evaporation

Conduction

Convection

Radiation

Behavioral/Developmental

Sensory Capabilities

Motor organization

Neonatal States

Physical Assessment And Management Of Complications (By system)

Cardiac

Basic physiology and anatomy

Adaptation to extrauterine life

Physical Assessment

Heart rate and sounds

Point of maximal intensity

Blood pressure

Peripheral pulses

Perfusion

Color

Pulmonary vascular resistance

Complications/Variations

Congenital heart disease

Patent ductus arteriosus

Coarctation of the aorta

Congestive heart failure

Septal defects

Tetralogy of Fallot

Transposition of the great vessels

Respiratory

Basic physiology and anatomy

Adaptation to extrauterine life

Physical Assessment

Respiratory rate and breath sounds

Respiratory patterns

Thorax and Chest

Complications/Variations

Air leaks

Pneumothorax

Pneumomediastinum

Pneumonia

Respiratory distress syndrome

Transient tachypnea of the newborn

Persistent pulmonary hypertension

Meconium aspiration syndrome

Candidate Guide:  LOW RISK NEONATAL NURSING

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