NURS 323 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Labia Minora, Birth Weight, Bilirubin

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Meconium stool in nails presence of nails deep plantar creases present deep reggae in scrotal sac labia majora covers clitoris and labia minora. First period of reactivity: 30 minutes after birth, heart rate increases rapidly to 160-180 bpm. Period of deceased responsiveness: lasting up to 2 hours. Newborn monitoring: first 6-8 hours after birth, assess based on gestational age. Neuromuscular: posture, square window, arm recoil, popliteal angle, scarf sign, and heel to ear. Physical: skin, lanugo, plantar surface, breasts, eyes, ears and genitals less than 26 weeks: done in the first 12 hours. More than 26 weeks: done in the first 96 hours. Fused eyelids and earlobes: unfused by 26 weeks of gestations. Posture preterm: lack muscle to flex, delayed arm recoil. Square window posture: flex wrist until hand is lying almost laying directly towards the forearm. Foot to ear: resistance when term of post term.

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