The ideal site for vitamin K injection in the newborn is:
Neonates do not have well-developed muscles of the arm. Since Vitamin K is given intramuscular, the site must have sufficient muscles like the middle third of the thigh.
The anterior fontanelle is characterized as:
The anterior fontanelle is a diamond shape with the anteroposterior diameter being longer than the transverse diameter. The posterior fontanelle is a triangular shape.
Which of the following characteristics will distinguish a postmature neonate at birth?
A post-mature fetus has the appearance of an old person with dry wrinkled skin and the vernix caseosa has already diminished.
The minimum birth weight for full-term babies to be considered normal is:
According to the WHO standard, the minimum normal birth weight of a full-term baby is 2,500 gms or 2.5 Kg.
Right after birth, when the skin of the baby’s trunk is pinkish but the soles of the feet and palm of the hands are bluish this is called:
Acrocyanosis is the term used to describe the baby’s skin color at birth when the soles and palms are bluish but the trunk is pinkish.
This procedure is done to prevent ophthalmia neonatorum is:
Crede’s method/prophylaxis is the procedure done to prevent ophthalmia neonatorum which the baby can acquire as it passes through the birth canal of the mother. Usually, an ophthalmic ointment is used.
At what APGAR score at 5 minutes after birth should resuscitation be initiated?
An APGAR of 1-3 is a sign of fetal distress which requires resuscitation. The baby is alright if the score is 8-10.
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