Neonatal nurses work in a wide range of care for intensive care for babies because of the delicate bodies and the wide range of issues these babies can be born with; such as immune deficiencies, drug addictions, deformities, and premature births. These babies are born within the neonatal period which is defined as the first 28 days of life by (Brannagan, 2016); these first days of life are crucial to an infant 's life. Every day these nurses chart what happens to their patient and teach parents how to care for their tiny infants. These charts must be very precise and must not under any circumstances include personal opinions from the nurse. Charting must be done every three hours and have information such as a patient 's food intake, their blood pressure, oxygen levels, heart rate, and how the baby acted and/or parents. While charting nurses might change the baby 's diaper and/or feed the patient if the parents cannot or are absent. The amount of paperwork and charting a nurse must do depends on what condition the baby has and whether the condition is critical or not. For example, a baby
Every year about 15 million babies are born prematurely (“Preterm Birth”). About one million of those babies die every year (“Preterm Birth”). Those babies are cared for by neonatal nurses. Lori Loan, a neonatal nurse, once said “For parents, having a baby is one of the best times of their life.” (“Neonatal Nurses”). The Nurses do everything they can to help out the doctors and the families of the babies. This is why neonatal nurses are important, and why I want to be one.
As a student at Central Ohio Technical College, I plan to become a radiologist tech. My decision to become a radiologist tech just came to me all of a sudden. I was at work at the time during the summer, and my friend/co-worker wanted me to go to school with him. I ask him “to study what”? His response was radiology tech. I liked the idea because the program is a part of the medical field and the fact that the human structure is interesting to me. I have never seen or know anybody who is a radiology tech, but have heard that it is a great career. In that case, I do not know exactly what a radiology tech does, besides the fact they take x-rays of the human body. That all changed when I had the chance to observe a radiology technologist named Doctor Kit and when I watched a video by CareerRx, both were on Youtube. These videos have completely changed my thoughts of what a radiologist tech does. I learned what it takes to qualify to become a radiology tech. I learned and witnessed what a radiology techs does on the job. I was told by a radiology tech what the
Imagine giving birth to your child, but don’t get the chance to meet your baby for several days because she needs immediate attention because she cannot breathe on her own.
In the world of college, there are many majors or professions to choose from. Whatever career I choose to take, I know that there are many doors open for me to walk through. Planning for life after high school, I am considering going into the medical field to become a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurse (NICU).
Armentine Lloyd Davis Banks born January 27, 1938. She has been alive for 78 years. She was born in Beaufort, North Carolina at home. Her mother’s name is Lucy Davis and she is the middle child out of three. Her older sister is Katherine Davis along with her younger brother Buddy Davis. All of her siblings including herself were born at home. Her home was located at 421 Craven Street. The doctor who conducted all of the births was Dr. Fulcher and a midwife named Luewine. My Nana was born around ten o 'clock at night. Her mother, father and grandmother were all present at her birth. She is most definitely the most talkative out of the three of her siblings.
Keywords: Congenital, heart disease, cyanosis, oxygenated blood, deoxygenated blood, structural defects, systemic circulation, pulmonary circulation, Mottling, Pallor, Pulmonary Rales
Neonates are babies within their first twenty-eight days of life. Neonatal medicine provides specialized and intensive
In some cases, babies who are brought into the emergency room with their parents with a broken bone can cause a situation for the parents because the parents may be seen as being responsible for child abuse. X-rays are needed to be taken to prove that child abuse may not be the case and so that the doctors can know that a baby may have osteogenesis imperfecta, and that they can help the baby and that the doctors can know that child abuse is not the reason why the baby may have a broken bone. The physical clinical symptoms include “fragile bones, sensitive skin, hearing impairment, high temperature, short stature” (Annagür). To diagnose this disorder x-rays would be taken and the treatment for this disorder is would be surgery and management. Dr. Marion talked about a case of where two parents who accused of child abuse because of a misunderstanding, the doctors and medical staff thought that the parents were abusing the baby but the baby in reality had osteogenesis imperfecta (Gliga). This led to the parents of the baby getting a divorce later on, the mistakes of the medical staff sadly led to a divorce and a fight and being seen as being suspicious for hurting their baby, even though it was later proven that abuse was not the
As a primary care provider (PCP) one will encounter many patients with eye, ear, nose, and throat illnesses. For the purpose of the discussion, I will evaluate a case study for a child with one of the above issues. I will state a primary diagnosis and differential diagnoses. I will indicate the treatment and management of the primary diagnosis and educational strategies for the parents to aid in the reduction of any fears or concerns they may have.
Trisomy 18, or Edwards Syndrome, was discovered by a man named John Hilton Edwards in 1960, and is a condition that causes severe developmental delays because of an extra chromosome 18. Edwards was a professor of genetics at Birmingham and Oxford, he first saw Trisomy 18 in stillborn and abnormal babies. Trisomy 18 is the second most common trisomy after Trisomy 21. Trisomy 18 is not inherited, but completely random, it is caused by an error in cell division known as meiotic disjunction. The following essay will go over the signs, symptoms, mutation, and how to make the child with Trisomy 18’s everyday life as normal as possible. (trisomy 18 - Genetics Home Reference)
A neonatal nurse job is not only to take care of all babies, but primarily they specialize in sick newborns. These nurses are caring, compassionate and loving, the reason why I think I will be a great candidate to do a neonatal nurses work. Every 8 seconds a baby is born, 370,000 babies are born each day. A new precious life, God has given to us. The Baby let’s the whole wide world know that he or she is here, by its loud cries. Which is a joy to our ears. As the baby is handed to a Neonatal Nurse who will provide care for it. These newborns are born sick, with birth defects for example; premature babies, who have been born before the 9 month span. Anemia, a common blood disease that affects your ability to produce red blood cells. Bradycardia,
Dilemmas and decisions are integral components of every professional’s day; some are elemental while others are dynamic. Because not all decisions appear immediately critical, the professional requires skills to consider queries and analyze information to execute sound judgement with provision of reliable and responsible determinations.
Developmental Milestones are a set of functional skills which most of the children can perform at a certain age. Every milestone has a certain age limit. Some may achieve it early and some may do it a bit late as every child is unique. Premature babies achieve these milestones slightly late as compared to their healthier counterparts.
The arrival of a new baby, especially the first always marks a new beginning for a mother. It comes with a lot of challenges more so if the mother is less knowledgeable about baby care. Take such as cleaning the baby for the first time, or feeding, it is not easy. The baby is still fragile and slippery and needs a special care. But if the mother is not ready for all these, or maybe, does not have any knowledge on what to do, the baby’s life might be endangered since the baby needs a special care which only the mother can give.