Joyceann Fileccia, PhD, RN, CNS covers a complete head to toe newborn examination. She will also provide a correct examination technique for each system. Do try to absorb the information even though you are able to watch an extremely cute baby!

Know what equipments are necessary for the newborn assessment. Sterile gloves are not necessary, but gloves are used to assess the newborn.

You will also learn:

  • The common types of thermometers for newborn
  • Proper way to bathe a newborn
  • Newborn reflexes that are expected

If you are taking Maternity & Newborn class or the NCLEX, this is definitely going to be helpful.

Good luck on your exams!

HT: Rutgers School of Nursing