Debbie Fraser Askin, MN, RNC-NIC, is an associate professor in the Centre for Nursing and Health Studies at Athabasca University, Athabasca, Alberta, Canada, and a neonatal nurse practitioner at St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The author and planners of this activity report no conflicts of interest or relevant financial relationships. The article includes no discussion of off-label drug or device use.
Physical Assessment of the Newborn
Minor Congenital Anomalies
Article first published online: 8 APR 2009
© 2009, AWHONN
Nursing for Women's Health
Volume 13, Issue 2, pages 140–149, April/May 2009
How to Cite
Askin, D. F. (2009), Physical Assessment of the Newborn. Nursing for Women's Health, 13: 140–149. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-486X.2009.01405.x
- Issue published online: 8 APR 2009
- Article first published online: 8 APR 2009
Upon completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
- 1Discuss the difference between malformations, deformations, disruptions and dysplasia.
- 2Recognize the importance of assessing for the presence of minor congenital anomalies in the newborn.
- 3Understand the potential significance of selected minor congenital anomalies and why their presence may require further investigation.
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