stable reflexes?

by anangelsmommy anangelsmommy, ADN, BSN, RN Member

Specializes in Home Care, Peds, Public Health, DD Health. Has 15 years experience.

I work for an ageny and I do homecare for pediatrics as well as visits. There is one question on one of the forms that is new that is bothering me that I need to get some feedback on. It is mostly newborns that I work with or neonates and most of them have developmental delays of some sort...the question on the form simply states...reflexes Stable Y/N? And I feel this is a loaded question. Am I reading into this too much? Do you consider a newborns reflexes stable? ok, baby is rooting, baby has ATNR...but Baby might not in a few months...but baby might IF delayed...but then wouldnt that mean baby's reflexes are unstable? is this a question you have ever even seen before on an assessment?

angels mommy