This morning he became lethargic and looked pale. She denies any fever, cough, vomiting, or diarrhea. The baby was born at term and delivered at home by a midwife, and there was little prenatal care. He has been exclusively breastfed, but feeds have become progressively shorter over the preceding 48 hours. He was rushed back to the resuscitation room. As you enter the room to evaluate this critically ill neonate, you consider sepsis, metabolic disease, and congenital heart disease, and wonder how you can distinguish among these potential causes of critical illness in the first weeks of life.
Evaluation and Management of Heart Murmurs in Children
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Which clinical manifestations would the nurse expect to assess in an infant diagnosed with a ventricular septal defect? Which nursing diagnosis is important to include in the plan of care? Which member of the perinatal care team will best be able to assist the nurse? Which intervention should the nurse implement prior to administering the first dose of digoxin Lanoxin to Billy? Which information should the nurse include when discussing this routine laboratory test? Which intervention should the nurse implement first?
This was a case-control study which evaluated all live-born infants with congenital heart disease in comparison to an annually ascertained control population which was representative of all regional live births. Over a nine year period all regional pediatric cardiology centers enrolled all infants with confirmed congenital heart disease and provided detailed coded diagnoses of all abnormalities as determined by echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, surgery and at autopsy in deceased infants. Cases were also found through searches of pathology records of the 53 regional hospitals, and of death certificates. Controls were selected annually by random selection of resident newborns in all participating hospitals and designated for interview at certain ages to conform to the age-distribution of cases.