Figure 8-11. Puncture site (X) on sole of infant's foot for heelstick sample.
8-13. GOALS OF NEWBORN NURSING CARE
a. To continue appraisal of the newborn throughout his hospital stay.
Observe and record the infant's vital signs.
Monitor weight loss or gain (daily by some local policy).
Monitor bowel and bladder function.
Monitor activity and sleep patterns.
Monitor interactions and bonding with parents.
b. To provide safeguards against infection (that is, handwashing).
c. To initiate feedings.
d. To provide guidance and health instruction to parents.