Figure 8-5. Measuring infant.
Record measurements in inches and centimeters.
(3) Document the information in the appropriate areas on
SF 510, Nursing Notes, the delivery room record, and the instant data card.
(4) Take infant's vital signs and document on SF 510, Nursing Notes and
the delivery room record.
Temperature-only the first one is done rectally, the remainder are
(b) Heart rate and respirations-count a full minute because of the
irregularities in rhythm.
See figure 8-6 for taking the infant's temperature and figure 8-7 for normal
neonatal vital signs.