OB.docx - A nurse is caring for a newborn with fetal alcohol syndrome What clinical findings should the nurse anticipate The nurse should anticipate

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A nurse is caring for a newborn with fetal alcohol syndrome. What clinical findings should the nurse anticipate? The nurse should anticipate Facial anomalies: small eyes, flat midface, smooth philtrum, thin upper lip, eyes with a wide spaced appearance, epicanthal folds, strabismus, ptosis, poor suck, small teeth, and cleft lip or palate; Deafness; Abnormal palmar creases and irregular hair; Many vital organ anomalies, such as heart defects, including atrial and ventricular septal defects, tetralogy of Fallot, and patent ductus arteriosus; Developmental delays and neurologic abnormalities; Prenatal and postnatal growth delays; Sleep disturbances A nurse is caring for the family of a newborn. What are some interventions the nurse can use to facilitate sibling acceptance of the newborn? Suggested Maternal Newborn Learning Activity: Restorative stages of the postpartum period / bonding Some actions the nurse can take are to take the sibling on a tour of the obstetric unit. The nurse can also encourage the parents to do the following: Let the sibling be one of the first to see the infant; Provide a gift
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