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Baby hygiene and cord care: how, why, when - Risk factors o Purulent drainage or redness or edema at the base indicates infection (Murray 422) - Murray, Sharon S., Emily McKinney. Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing, 6th Edition . Saunders, 092313. VitalBook file. o ( Baby Hygiene) Because contact with bodily fluids is likely, it is important to reduce infection by wearing clean gloves while changing diapers. - Health promotion o Providing cord care- the cord should be checked for bleeding or oozing during the early hours of birth o The cord clamp must be securely fastened with no skin caught in it o The cord becomes dry shortly after birth, it becomes brownish black within 2-3
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