Thought a funny way to remember “Mongolian Spots.” Of course it does require you to have a Hx of watching the Golden Girls!
NEWBORN SKIN ASSESSMENT
Differentiating Hemorrhagic Areas (severe bruising) from Mongolian Spots
Blanch the skin with 2 fingers
If the skin color blanches, it is Mongolian Spots (blue-brown bruising)
- If the skin doesn’t blanch, it is petechiae or ecchymosis
If the central circulation is adequate, the blood supply should return quickly when the skin is blanched with a finger. Blue hands and nails are poor indicator of oxygenation in NB. The nurse should assess the face & mucus membranes for pinkness reflecting adequate oxygenation
Patch of purple-black or blue-black color distributed over coccygeal and sacral regions of infants of African-American or Asian descent. Notmalignant. Resolves in time. Theygradually fade during the first or second year of life. They maybemistaken for bruises and should bedocumented in the NB¶s chart
This med is ALWAYS showing up throughout my nursing exams. I saw it most for the preferred/commonly prescribed to tx pediatric issues regarding Increased ICP (ex: Hydrocephalus) KNOW this drug!!
Osmotic Diuretics Prototype: Mannitol:
Elevates the osmolarity of the glomerular filtrate, leading to a loss of water, sodium, and chloride; creates an osmotic gradient in the eye, reducing intraocular pressure; creates an osmotic effect that decreases swelling after transurethral surgery
Pediatrics: Growth and development milestones
Development of child with cerebral palsy