Unit Activities Writing activities Have students prepare a written paper

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Unit Activities Writing activities: Have students prepare a written paper discussing the controversy involving resuscitation with 100% oxygen in the care of newborns. Student presentations: Students may present their written assignment or the group activity may be used. Group activities: Assign each group one of the congential heart disorders discussed within the chapter. Students should be responsible for discussing the incidence, assessment, and prehospital care of their assigned topic. Visual thinking: Provide color pictures of newborn infants to your students. Have the students determine the APGAR score for each picture. Medical terminology: The terminology “newborn” and “neonate” is often a point of confusion. A newborn refers to an infant within the first few hours after birth; a neonate refers to an infant within the first month after birth. Pre-Lecture You are the Medic “You are the Medic” is a progressive case study that encourages critical-thinking skills. Instructor Directions Direct students to read the “You are the Medic” scenario found throughout Chapter 42. •You may wish to assign students to a partner or a group. Direct them to review the discussion questions at the end of the scenario and prepare a response to each question. Facilitate a class dialogue centered on the discussion questions and the Patient Care Report. •You may also use this as an individual activity and ask students to turn in their comments on a separate piece of paper. Lecture I. Introduction A.Newborn or neonate care must be adapted to meet the needs of the population.
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1.Newborn: An infant within the first few hours after birth 2.Neonate: An infant within the first month after birth B.If a newborn needs special support and intervention by trained caregivers, parents may feel inadequate. 1.Supporting the needs of both the newborn and caregivers is important. a.Allow them to be as physically close as possible. b.Explain what is happening. c.Provide details for transport plan to the next level of care. II. General Pathophysiology and Assessment A.Additional skilled care intervention is needed for 10% of newborn deliveries. 1.Birth complications and mortality and morbidity increase as newborn’s birth weight and gestational age decrease. a.Approximately 34,000 (8%) of newborns each year in the United States weigh less than 3 lb (1,500 g). 2.Initial steps of neonatal resuscitation include: a.Airway (position and clear) b.Breathing (stimulate to breathe) c.Circulation (assess heart rate and oxygenation) 3.Initial steps of stabilizing a newborn include: a.Warming the newborn to prevent hypothermia i.Place on prewarmed towels or blankets and dry. ii.Replace wet towels with dry, prewarmed ones. iii.When resuscitation is complete, place the newborn on the mother’s chest or abdomen, another heat source, or under a radiant warmer.
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