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Cardiac assessment in the neonatal population.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20472530     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital heart defects are not uncommon among neonatal patients. Although most are benign, the prompt identification of a life-threatening anomaly is essential for rapid intervention and a positive treatment outcome. Cardiac defects may be identified in the newborn nursery with thorough and systematic physical assessment, including inspection, palpation, auscultation, and measurement of blood pressure and oxygen saturations. The ability of the nurse to identify irregular findings during physical assessment aids rapid identification and treatment.
Mary Clay Federspiel
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1539-2880     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:    2010 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-17     Completed Date:  2010-09-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-42     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Heart Defects, Congenital / genetics,  nursing*
Infant, Newborn
Nursing Assessment / methods*
Nursing Diagnosis / methods
Prenatal Diagnosis / nursing
Risk Factors

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