Assessment of the Newborn: Gestational Age and Newborn Reflexes
This series provides nurses with the information they need and demonstrates the skills necessary, to perform a comprehensive assessment of the newborn child. This program focuses on the New Ballard Gestational Age Assessment. In the process of this discussion, both the assessment of neuromuscular maturity and that of physical maturity are examined. As the infant is assessed, reference is made to the system developed by Dr. Jeanne Ballard. The program concludes with a presentation of 13 newborn reflexes.
• Properly perform the New Ballard Gestational Age Assess
• Assess for neuromuscular and physical maturity
• Accurately report and score the results of the exam
• Identify and test for the 13 newborn reflexes
Media Format(s): Video (English)
Run Time: 20 Minutes