Posted: June 16th, 2017

A healthy term neonate born by C-section was admitted to the transitional nursery 30 minutes ago and placed under a radiant warmer. The neonate has an axillary temperature ºF, a respiratory rate of 80 breaths/minute, and a heel stick glucose value of 60 mg/dl. Which action should the nurse take?

A healthy term neonate born by C-section was admitted to the transitional nursery 30 minutes ago and placed under a radiant warmer. The neonate has an axillary temperature ºF, a respiratory rate of 80 breaths/minute, and a heel stick glucose value of 60 mg/dl. Which action should the nurse take?

A. Wrap the neonate warmly and place her in an open crib
B. Administer an oral glucose feeding of 10% dextrose in water
C. Increase the temperature setting on the radiant warmer
D. Obtain an order for IV fluid administration

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