Tag Archives: Neonatal Care

Safe Delivery through the First 24 Hours of Life

Baby Care for New Graduates nad Re-Entry Nurses

The public expects to receive safe quality care every time they interact with a healthcare provider and the health system.  Healthy babies far outnumber those who are sick but maternal-child health professionals must remain vigilant for the unexpectedly sick or preterm infant.  Adequate preparation includes education, skill acquisition, proper equipment, and trained personnel.  Babies are vulnerable in the first few

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How does Hypothermia Cause Hypoglycemia in Infants?

Infants Hypothermia and Hypoglycemia

Maintaining temperature is very important.  When an infant’s skin becomes cold, the skin sends messages to the brain and in turn the brain sends out norepinephrine.  Norepinephrine causes peripheral vasoconstriction and the blood is shunted to the core of the body.  The vasoconstriction of the peripheral circulation also causes vasoconstriction results of the pulmonary system.  Now, the blood can’t get

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Why is S.T.A.B.L.E. Important for Maternal Child Care Providers?

Maternal Child Program - STABLE Program Provider Course for New Grads and Re-Entry Nurses

S.T.A.B.L.E. is the best class to take for stabilization of a sick baby after birth.  Every baby nurse should take S.T.A.B.L.E. We will learn the catastrophic event that will occur if an infant that has a low blood sugar.  The brain needs brain food to keep the infant maintaining physiological processes.  The brain is the electronic transformer – all processes

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