Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds The physical examination of a baby in the first hours of life is an essential part of newborn care and an important event for parents. The first question asked is often, “Is my baby OK?” Hello, I’m Dr. Victoria Kain, and I’m excited to have you join me on this course. Together we’ll explore a range of physical and neurological examinations performed shortly after a baby is born. You’ll learn methods to determine the gestational age of the infant, which can be useful if the mother’s dates are uncertain, along with step-by-step instructions for undertaking a head-to-toe assessment of the newborn.
Skip to 0 minutes and 54 seconds You will also develop an understanding of what is considered to be normal and potentially abnormal and look at why it’s important to collect a maternal history in conjunction with the assessment. The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Griffith University is globally renowned for supporting transformative change in maternity care. Register now and learn from neonatal nurses who are passionate experts in newborn care. I look forward to meeting you in this course and helping you develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need to confidently undertake a newborn assessment. See you soon.