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Diaphragmatic hernia

Oxygen administration/monitoring

Pulse oximetry

Cardiorespiratory monitoring

Gastrointestinal

Basic physiology and anatomy

Physical Assessment

Abdominal examination findings

Stooling patterns

Complications/Variations

Diastasis of recti muscles

Duodenal atresia

Bowel obstruction

Esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula

Imperforate anus

Omphalocele/gastroschisis

Umbilical hernia

Meconium ileus

Integumentary

Basic Physiology and Anatomy

Characteristics of normal neonatal skin

Physiologic bases for general skin care

Physical Assessment

Variations

Erythema toxicum

Milia

Mongolian spots (hyperpigmented skin)

Hemangiomas/birth marks

Petechiae

Cafe au lait spots

Other skin lesions, e.g. pustules, vesicles

Umbilical cord

Musculoskeletal

Physical Examination

Complications

Congenital hip dislocation

Metatarsus adductus

Polydactyly and syndactyly

Torticollis

Talipes equinovarus

Fracture

Head, Ears, Eyes, Nose and Neck

Physical Assessment

Fontanelles and cranial sutures

Neck appearance

Ear appearance, shape and placement

Hearing

Nasal patency

Symmetry of the mouth

Evaluation of pigmentation and movement

Evaluation of cornea

Candidate Guide:  LOW RISK NEONATAL NURSING

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