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Select a newborn baby you have cared for in the NICU and critically explore the nursing care and management within the first 6 h
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Name: Tutor: Course: Date: University: The Nursing and Medical Management of Infants and Families Introduction Neonatal nursing refers to a sub-speciality of nursing that works with newborn infants born with diverse problems ranging from birth defects, prematurity, cardiac malformations, surgical problems, and infections.
aid parents to be sensitive and responsive to their infant’s behaviour and enhance social interactions, confidence, and practical care giving; interventions directed at infants and families with diagnosed developmental delay or chronic illness (Shelton1999, p.118). In terms of limiting sensory overload/deprivation, NICU is perceived as overly stimulating relative to natural uterine environment. Minimizing the effects of the NICU, advocates of this approach suggest minimal handling and reduction of sensory input. The protection from possible hazard such as bright lighting is perceived to minimize the stress response and subsequently promote enhanced stability and tolerance of handling (Phillips 2003, p.84) The stress signals of the autonomic system entail aspects such as bowel strain, cough, sneeze, or yawn, tremor, twitch, or startle, respiratory pause, gasping, or sighing. ...
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