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Unit 4: Low Blood Pressure
Objectives............................................................................................................................ 164
1.. What.Is.Blood.Pressure?............................................................................................. 167
2.. How.Do.You.Check.a.Baby’s.Blood.Pressure?........................................................... 167
3.. Which.Babies.Should.Have.Their.Blood.Pressure.Taken?......................................... 167
4.. What.Is.a.Normal.Newborn.Blood.Pressure?........................................................... 169
5.. What.Is.Normal.Newborn.Blood.Volume?................................................................ 173
6.. How.Much.Blood.Loss.Will.Cause.Shock?................................................................ 173
7.. What.Are.the.Causes.of.Low.Blood.Pressure.in.the.Newborn?...............................174
8.. What.Happens.to.Babies.With.Low.Blood.Pressure?................................................174
9.. . What.Do.You.Do.for.Babies.With.Low.Blood.Pressure.From.Blood.Loss?
. (Hypovolemia)............................................................................................................. 175
10.. What.Do.You.Do.for.Hypotensive.Babies.if.You.Do.Not
. Suspect.Blood.Loss?....................................................................................................176
Figures
Figure 4.1. Blood Pressure During First Day After Birth ............................................... 170
Figure 4.2. Blood Pressure for Babies of Different Gestational Ages
During First 5 Days After Birth .................................................................. 171
Figure 4.3. Blood Pressure for Babies of Different Postmenstrual Ages ......................... 172
Recommended.Routines.................................................................................................. 177
Skill Unit:.Measuring.Blood.Pressure............................................................................. 181
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