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Newborn Assessment Worksheet Match the description in Column I with the appropriate newborn reflex from Column II (each is worth .25 of a point) Column I Column II 1. Place infant supine on flat surface and make a loud abrupt noise-symmetric abduction and extension of arms, fingers fan out, thumb and forefinger form a C; arms are then adducted into embracing motion and return to relaxed flexion and movement____ _D ____ a. Stepping (walking) 2. Place finger in palm of hand or at base of toes-infant’s fingers curl around examiner’s fingers, toes curl downward____ E _____ b. Babinski 3. Use finger to stroke sole of foot beginning at heel, upward along lateral aspect of sole, then across ball of foot- all toes hyperextend, with dorsiflexion of big toe. ___ B _______ c. Rooting 4. Touch infant’s lip, cheek, or corner of mouth with nipple-turns head toward stimulus, opens mouth, takes hold and sucks ____ C ________ d. Moro 5. Hold infant vertically, allowing one foot to touch table surface-infant alternates flexion and extension of its feet. _______ A _ e. Grasp 6. The most critical adjustment that a newborn must make at birth is the establishment of respirations. List

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