Newborn-1 - Care of the Newborn CAPT Mike Hughey MC USNR Operational Obstetrics Gynecology Bureau of Medicine and Surgery 2000 Slide 1 Dry the Baby

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Slide 1 Care of the Newborn CAPT Mike Hughey, MC, USNR
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Slide 2 Dry the Baby Hypothermia is common Wet newborns rapidly lose heat Use a warm, dry, soft towel Any absorbent material: Shirt T-shirt Socks Battle dressings
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Slide 3 Replace the Wet Towels Then let the mother hold the baby Her body heat will help keep the baby warm Cover the head to prevent heat loss
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Slide 4 Position the Baby Keep the baby on its’ back or side, not on its’ stomach Neither extend nor flex the head. Either may obstruct the airway. Newborn babies normally make this adjustment themselves. If depressed, however, you may need to position the head to get a good airway.
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Newborn-1 - Care of the Newborn CAPT Mike Hughey MC USNR Operational Obstetrics Gynecology Bureau of Medicine and Surgery 2000 Slide 1 Dry the Baby

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