Hey guys! I just finished my third semester of nursing school. Next semester is ob/peds. About a week ago our instructor for ob/peds emailed us an assignment that is due on the first day of class. We have to write an essay covering these topics: Anticipatoryguidance r/t assumption of the parenting role including content to betaught relatedto the following areas: Infant feeding (include how often to feed; how much to feed; how long formula& breast milk are okay at room temperature, in refrigeration, &frozen; burping; breastfeeding positions; formula & nipplepreparation; warming; breast milk containers; discarding formula;etc.) Cord/circumcision/non-circumcision care/hygiene (include sponge bath until circumcision& umbilical cord heal, diapering, petroleum jelly, etc.) c. Usual infant behaviors - 1) Crying (why infants cry, soothing methods, etc.) 2) Sleep (number of hours newborns sleep) 3) Elimination (describe appearance of stools: meconium to seedy, etc.;differences betweenbreast-fed & bottle-fed stools; number of stools daily; &voiding pattern) 4) Mobility (include reflexes & milestones) d. Infant safety (include safe-to-sleep; no co-sleeping; abduction;crib safety; clothes; car seat; no bumpers, stuffed animals, toys, & blankets incrib; mattress; etc.) e. Bathing f. Infant assessment lab tests (include routine labs mandated bystate law) g. Immunization needs (include an up-to-date immunization chart) h. Infant behaviors to be reported to the health care provider Anticipatoryguidance r/t self-care postpartum including content to be taughtrelated to the followingareas: a. Uterine involution/prevention of bleeding b. Prevention of infection (include hand hygiene, pad disposal, whento change peri-pad, notampons, etc.) Breast care for nursing & non-nursing (include bra, mastitis, engorgement, cleansing, airdrying,nipple care, etc.) d. Nutrition (additional calories for lactation, fiber, fluids,protein, vitamin C, iron, etc.) e. Change in role/family system (include parents & siblings) f. Resumption of sexual activity (include lubricant & time frame) g. Contraception (include becoming pregnant before menses returns &types of birthcontrol for lactating & non-lactating) h. Rest & activity (include exercises for postpartum &cesarean, Kegel exercises, etc.) i. Self-care (include incision care, episiotomy care, perineal care,sitz bath, hemorrhoids, constipation,splinting incision, pain management, etc.) j. What to report to the health care providerIs this a normal assignment? It seems like a lot of information to me, especially since it's due before we have a single class. Have any of you had to write a paper like this? If so, how did you approach it? Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks!