Posted: June 2nd, 2017

While assessing a 2-hour old neonate, the nurse observes the neonate to have acrocyanosis. Which of the following nursing actions should be performed initially?

While assessing a 2-hour old neonate, the nurse observes the neonate to have acrocyanosis. Which of the following nursing actions should be performed initially?

A. Activate the code blue or emergency system
B. Do nothing because acrocyanosis is normal in the neonate
C. Immediately take the newborn’s temperature according to hospital policy
D. Notify the physician of the need for a cardiac consult

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