- Given to protect from neonatal conjunctivitis or ophthalmia neonatorum caused by chlamydia or gonorrhea
- Required by law in US
- Parents have the right to refuse
- These conditions are transmitted to newborn in birth canal by mother infected with gonorrhea or chlamydia
- If not treated, can ultimately cause blindness
- Assess eyes for redness or drainage
- Give by 1 hours of life
- Open eyes
- Apply ointment from inner canthus to outer
- Don’t wipe off, will absorb
- Infection control
- Educate mother/support system about this before you apply
- Educate mother/support system not to wipe it off
Cornell Note-Taking System Instructions:
- Record: During the lecture, use the note-taking column to record the lecture using telegraphic sentences.
- Questions: As soon after class as possible, formulate questions based onthe notes in the right-hand column. Writing questions helps to clarifymeanings, reveal relationships, establish continuity, and strengthenmemory. Also, the writing of questions sets up a perfect stage for exam-studying later.
- Recite: Cover the note-taking column with a sheet of paper. Then, looking at the questions or cue-words in the question and cue column only, say aloud, in your own words, the answers to the questions, facts, or ideas indicated by the cue-words.
- Reflect: Reflect on the material by asking yourself questions, for example: “What’s the significance of these facts? What principle are they based on? How can I apply them? How do they fit in with what I already know? What’s beyond them?
- Review: Spend at least ten minutes every week reviewing all your previous notes. If you do, you’ll retain a great deal for current use, as well as, for the exam.
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