I am about to start my postpartum clinicals where we also take care of the newborns as well. Before we go to clinicals my instructor has asked that we come up with 5 nursing diagnoses that would apply to mostly any healthy newborn. I've come up with a few but I'm having trouble because I haven't assessed a baby to have information to come up with diagnoses based on the infant. The ones that I have are Ineffective thermoregulation, nutrition less than body requirements,and at risk for infection. I also have the related to portion, but those may change depending on the baby once I actually get my patient assignment and can assess. I just feel that I'm stuck here because I don't have a patient that I'm using information to form these and my book just isn't helpful. I have looked at several sources. If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Nov 9, '08
Some of the more common minor problems observed in the "normal" healthy newborn include potential exposure to maternal beta-strep, temperature instability, transient tachypnea, glucose instability, difficulty with breastfeeding, jaundice and circumcision care.
You've already covered some of these.
Nov 10, '08
Thank you, Jolie! I think I have completed it now!
Nov 11, '08
Effective breastfeeding, Ineffective breastfeeding, Risk for SIDS
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