Reflexes

  1. Please someone tell me they know what the magnet reflex is in newborns and how to assess it.
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  3. by   onduty23
    never heard of it

    but i am curious to find out
  4. by   Daytonite
    Are you sure you're calling this by the right name? I was thinking of the moro reflex. You might try asking VickyRN since she teaches OB or asking on the OB Forum.

    Here's a link to a page on Family Practice Notebook that lists the Newborn Reflexes. Magnet Reflex is not listed there.
    http://www.fpnotebook.com/NIC27.htm
  5. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Yep, I'm reading it off my list of reflexes for clinicals and moro is already on there.
  6. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Nevermind. I found it in one of my pocket guides.

    In the supine position, press the against the infants soles of feet to flex legs. The infant should push back.

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