Which of the following actions should the nurse anticipate using when caring for a term neonate diagnosed with transient tachypnea at 2 hours after birth?
1. Monitoring the neonate’s color and cry every 4 hours.
2. Feeding the neonate with a bottle every 3 hours.
3.Obtaining extracorporeal membrane oxygenation equipment.
4. Providing warm, humidified oxygen in a warm environment.
Symptoms of transient tachypnea include respirations as high as 150breaths/min, retractions, flaring, and cyanosis. Treatment is supportive and includes provision of warm, humidified oxygen in a warm environment.
The nurse should continuously monitor the neonate’s respirations, color, and behaviors to allow for early detection and prompt intervention should problems arise. Feedings are given by gavage rather than bottle to decrease respiratory stress.
Obtaining extracorporeal membrane oxygenation equipment is notnecessary but may be used for the neonate diagnosed with meconium aspiration syndrome.
CN: Physiological adaptation; CL: Synthesize