Palms West Hospital
physical examination, newborn infant
Diagnosis | Pediatrics
The initial examination within the first 24 hours of birth is critical in determining the general well-being of newborn patients, but also to identify any red flags that may warrant further evaluation. There are many approaches to examining a newborn, many of which are acceptable. In every method, the most important aspect is keeping the order of the exam as consistent as possible to ensure that no portion of the exam is missed.
Publisher or Conference
Gantan EF, Wiedrich L. Neonatal Evaluation. [Updated 2020 Jun 21]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK558943/