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  • Teaching Aids: NNF NC- 1

    Care of Normal Newborn

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    Principles of care at birth

    Establishment of respirationPrevention of hypothermiaEstablishment of breastfeedingPrevention of infectionIdentification of at risk neonates

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    Care of normal newborn

    Preparation before deliveryImmediate care at and after birthEssential postnatal care

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    Contents of clean delivery kit (at home)

    Soap for washing hands; ensure clean and boiled water2 to 3 sterilized cord tiesA new clean blade / boiled at home instrument to cut cordClean sun-dried cloth / sheet, small gauze padsA clean plastic envelope / cloth to keep the kit in

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    Five cleans to prevent infection

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    Physical facilities for resuscitation (at hospital)Resuscitation corner with warmerContents of resuscitation kitSuction catheter 10 Fr, De Lee trap, suction machine Resuscitation bag and masks

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    Physical facilities for resuscitation (at hospital)

    Infant laryngoscope with bladesEndotracheal tubes (2.5, 3.0, 4.0 mm)Medications epinephrine, naloxone, normal saline, sodium bicarbonatePlenty of disposables

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    Newer guidelines

    for neonatal


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    Concept ofRoutine Care,

    Supportive care and

    Ongoing Care

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    Immediate care after birth

    Prevent hypothermiaEye, skin, cord careGive injection vitamin K Breastfeed within hour of birthSearch for malformations

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    Increased risk of malformation

    Single umbilical arterySimian creaseDysmorphic featuresAsymmetric cry due to absence of Depressor Angularis Oris Muscle Excessive drooling of saliva

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    Quick screening for malformations

    Screen from top to bottom and in midlineOrifice examination

    Anal openingOesophagus patency*Choanal atresia

    * SFD baby, polyhydramnios, excessive drooling, single umbilical artery

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    Essential postnatal care

    Nurse in thermal comfort(warm to touch, pink soles)Check umbilicus, skin, eyesGood sucking at breast Screen for danger signalsAdvice on immunization

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    Care of umbilical stump

    Inspect 2 to 4 hours after ligation for bleedingDo not apply anything, keep cord clean and dryInspect for discharge or infection till healing occurs

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    Care of the skinDry using soft prewarmed clean clothBathing soon after birth is not recommended Do not make vigorous attempts to remove vernix caseosaInspect for superficial infections

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    Care of the eyes

    Clean at birth and subsequently dailyNo kajal applicationFor sticky eyes use normal saline or appropriate medication Nasolacrimal duct blockage, Massaging helps

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    Summary: care of normal neonates at home

    Protect from cold/ heatKeep umbilical stump clean and dryDont apply anything on cordNo application in eyesExclusive breastfeeding - day and night

    for six months

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    Weight change pattern in term baby

    May loss up to 5-7% during first 3-5 daysRegains birth weight by 7-10 daysGains 30 g/day during 1st month

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    Danger signs

    LethargyHypothermiaRespiratory distressCyanosisConvulsionsAbd distension

    BleedingYellow palms/ soleExcessive wt lossVomitingDiarrhoea

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    Follow up visit: Objectives

    Assess growth & developmentEarly diagnosis and management of illnessHealth education

    Exclusive breastfeeding for 6 monthsComplementary feeds after 6 monthsSpacing of family

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    ImmunizationAge Vaccine Optional0-7 days BCG, OPV, Hep B 6 Weeks OPV,DPT, Hep B Hib10 Weeks OPV,DPT, Hep B* Hib14 Weeks OPV, DPT, Hep B Hib9 months Measles15 months MMR 18 months OPV, DPT HibSchool entry(4-5 yrs) OPV, DT10 years Tetanus toxoid (every 5 years)

    * May omit this dose of hepatitis B vaccine if birth dose is given