- IM injection given shortly after birth
- Also known as Vitamin K
- Why it’s routinely given: Newborns are born without coagulation factors
- This is given to prevent any hemorrhagic disorders that may result, as newborns are deficient in vitamin K at birth.
- Monitor for bleeding
- Given IM
- Administer IM injection in thigh (vastus lateralis)
- Hold them tight because they’ll move!
- Given 1 hr after birth
- Remember skin to skin time with mother is priority, this can be given after the Golden Hour
- Vitamin not vaccine
- Risks if they do not receive it
Cornell Note-Taking System Instructions:
- Record: During the lecture, use the note-taking column to record the lecture using telegraphic sentences.
- Questions: As soon after class as possible, formulate questions based onthe notes in the right-hand column. Writing questions helps to clarifymeanings, reveal relationships, establish continuity, and strengthenmemory. Also, the writing of questions sets up a perfect stage for exam-studying later.
- Recite: Cover the note-taking column with a sheet of paper. Then, looking at the questions or cue-words in the question and cue column only, say aloud, in your own words, the answers to the questions, facts, or ideas indicated by the cue-words.
- Reflect: Reflect on the material by asking yourself questions, for example: “What’s the significance of these facts? What principle are they based on? How can I apply them? How do they fit in with what I already know? What’s beyond them?
- Review: Spend at least ten minutes every week reviewing all your previous notes. If you do, you’ll retain a great deal for current use, as well as, for the exam.
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