A Critical Thinking Case Study
Author and Designer: Linda Caputi
Content by: Jobeth Pilcher
Topics for Newborn with Down Syndrome
Planning, delegation and management of care in nursery
Client interaction and assessment of circumstances regarding pregnancy, equipment preparations.
Initial assessment findings and action necessary at infantís birth.
Perform a more detailed assessment and actions resulting.
Findings indicative of Trisomy 21 and explanation.
Interaction with parent (s) based on physical findings.
Assistance with feeding and complications that may arise in the infant does not eat.
Blood glucose testing, physician orders for orogastric and nasogastric feeding tubes were unsuccessful, possible complications discussed.
Prioritization of needs for hypoglycemia in infant.
Infant assessment shows excessive oral excretions, has been diagnosed with tracheoesophageal fistula and is scheduled for surgery, discussion of prioritization of interventions.
Verification of correct dosage of prescribed prophylactic antibiotics.
Care for (Wenckebach heart block) second degree arrhythmia.
Causes of heart block in infant.
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Critical Thinking Skills and Strategies for Newborn with Down Syndrome
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