So now let's review all the
important points that we just made
as we talked about the
assessments that are performed
in the labor suite or in the
OR immediately after delivery.
So, in a nutshell, there are two
umbilical arteries and one vein.
There are three shunts responsible
for circulating oxygenated blood
away from the lungs and the
liver, and these close after birth.
They are the ductus venosus, the
foramen ovale and the ductus arteriosus.
APGAR scores are made up of
appearance - remember that's color, pulse,
grimace, activity, and respirations.
APGAR scores are assigned
at 1 and 5 minutes of life.
An APGAR score of 7 or greater indicates
that the newborn is transitioning well.
Infants may lose heat via conduction,
convection, radiation, or evaporation.
Any baby that's born to a birthing person
who has diabetes, gestational diabetes,
or an infant who's LGA should have
a glucose test immediately after birth.
And finally, Vitamin K activates
clotting factors in the liver
while Erythromycin protects
the eyes from potential infections.
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