THE NURSE IN THE HEALTH CARE SETTING

WARNING SIGNS

Warning signs of the abdominal assessment, which would warrant further investigation and/or immediate intervention, include:

  • Obvious defects in the abdominal wall, possibly hernia
  • Single umbilical artery, associated with congenital, especially renal, anomalies
  • Meconium-stained or shriveled umbilical cord, associated with intrauterine growth retardation or perinatal asphyxia
  • Imperforate anus, which may be associated with a tracheoesophageal fistula or esophageal atresia

ASSIGNMENT : 2020 assignment 1 MARKS : 10  DURATION : 1 week, 3 days

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