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We then have the opportunity for early intervention and stand a greater chance of a better outcome. Vitals signs will be performed frequently to assess the newborn for signs of cold stress and take necessary steps to maintain a neutral thermal environment.
4. What psychosocial/holistic care PRIORITIES need to be addressed for this patient?
PRIORITY Nursing Interventions: Rationale: Expected Outcome: CARE/COMFORT: Assess the mother for any signs of discomfort and take any necessary steps to increase comfort level If mom isn’t comfortable and reports an increased pain scale, it will be more difficult for her to take care of her infant. A mom that is comfortable and has successfully managed her pain has the energies to focus on taking care of her baby (i.e. breastfeeding/skin to skin). Mom will be able to more frequently breastfeed and maintain skin to skin contact with her infant since she is resting comfortably and has minimal pain to report. EMOTIONAL (How to develop a therapeutic relationship): Discuss the following principles needed as conditions essential for a therapeutic relationship:
there to take care of her equally as much as her baby. SPIRITUAL: F-Faith or beliefs I-Importance and influence C-Community A-Address Make sure all spiritual beliefs are acknowledged and addressed with the patient. Try to incorporate any customs associated with these beliefs in the plan of care if they do not pose any threat to the health of mom or baby. Again, this comes down to respect and communication. Demonstrating respect for your patient and actively trying to prioritize her spiritual beliefs or customs will make communicating easier. All steps to incorporate spiritual beliefs into the patient’s plan of care will be taken so that patient can freely communicate her feelings with fear of being judge and those feelings can then be addressed. History of Present Problem 7:00 am First Day Post-Delivery Night Shift Report: Baby has breastfed with a good latch six times in the last 12 hours. Anne is holding and talking to her baby, looking at him and calling him by name. She plans on having the baby circumcised. The baby had three wet and one meconium diaper since birth. Cord blood was sent to lab.

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