Case Study: Marie is a 32-year-old G3 P2002 who presents to the hospital in active labor at 35 weeks. She is 7 cm dilated and quickly progresses to delivery of a 5-pound male infant with Apgar scores of 9 and 9.
Answer the following questions
1. What additional risk factors does this infant have compared with an infant born at 39 weeks?
2. What nursing interventions are indicated in the delivery room with the late preterm infant?
3. What should the mother be taught regarding infant feeding?
4. Marie states she would like to go home the next day. She states that her other children need her and it seems like the baby is doing fine. She states the baby has breastfed a couple of times, but he is just tired. What education is appropriate at this time?
5. Marie is now being discharged home with her infant at 2 days postpartum. The infant has been feeding well and has experienced no complications. What is priority teaching for this family?
Write a nursing care plan for a late preterm infant. Your care plan should consist of detailed assessment data pertaining to the client. This includes 1 goal, 1 nursing diagnosis, 3 nursing interventions with a rational for each, and 1 expected outcome.