Examination of the Newborn: The Key Skills Part 4. The testes

Midwives are increasingly performing the examination of the newborn. In the final of this four-part series, we consider the importance of the examination of the testes in the screening process. The significance of history taking, knowledge of risk factors and the testes examination will be explored, along with referral pathways that the National Screening Committee […]

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Examination of the Newborn: The Key Skills – Part 3. The hips

Midwives are increasingly performing the examination of the newborn. This article considers the importance of the examination of the hips in the screening process. The significance of history taking, knowledge of risk factors and the hip examination will be explored. The necessity for early detection and treatment of hip abnormalities, along with referral pathways that […]

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Examination of the Newborn: The Key Skills – Part 2. The cardiovascular system and congenital heart disease

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – February 2014 EXAMINATION OF THE NEWBORN: THE KEY SKILLS: Part 2 – The cardiovascular system and congenital heart disease Midwives are increasingly performing the examination of the newborn. In the second of a four-part series, this article considers the importance of the cardiovascular examination in the screening process. The significance […]

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Examination of the Newborn: The Key Skills – Part 1. The eye

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – January 2014 Examination of the Newborn: The Key Skills – Part 1. The eye Midwives are increasingly performing the examination of the newborn. In the first of a four-part series, this article considers the importance of the eye examination in the screening process. The significance of history taking, knowledge of […]

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