it's interesting that you would like to do a nursing diagnosis related to the baby's size. first of all, there is not nursing diagnosis for an large gestational age baby. secondly, nursing diagnoses are based upon the patient's response to their condition. so, unless this baby is responding unusually to being 9lb 9oz, then there is nothing more to diagnose.
you should be posting on the student forums. your question about a newborn is asked frequently and this is the answer i give. see if you have the interventions listed on the website i have posted below for ineffective thermoregulation
think about what you know about the assessment findings of a normal newborn compared to an adult. what's different? for one thing newborns can't regulate their body temperature which is why we don't leave them exposed to the room atmosphere for very long with just a diaper covering them. that's ineffective thermoregulation r/t immature compensation for changes in environmental temperature.
[font='times new roman'][[font='times new roman']see[font='times new roman']http://allnurses.com/forums/f50/newb...is-346647.html
[font='times new roman']for information on thermoregulation of temperature in newborns and nursing interventions.[font='times new roman']] some newborns just have a few difficulties with excessive secretions in the respiratory track (the big hint here is that the nurses will keep a bulb syringe nearby the baby) so ineffective airway clearance
can be used. they also have a stump from the umbilical cord hanging off their future belly button. do you? are they treating this cord stump? if it's inflamed or there are umbilical cord problems there is risk for infection, so you can use risk for infection r/t break in skin integrity at umbilical cord site
([font='times new roman'][color=#3366ff]risk for infection
if the baby has been circumcised that is another reason for a risk of infection. is this baby breastfeeding? if so, use effective breastfeeding.
and, some babies just don't start feeding well at first by breast or bottle--it happens. these kids are imbalanced nutrition: less than body requirements r/t poor infant feeding behaviors
([font='times new roman'][color=#3366ff]imbalanced nutrition: less than body requirements
if the baby is under the bililight for hyperbilirubinemia the nursing diagnosis to use is risk for injury r/t phototherapy
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the underlined blue type are a weblinks to nursing diagnosis pages with nanda information and some goals and nursing interventions.
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