Maternal / Newborn Question #40
The nurse is caring for a 4 –month-old infant who just had a surgical abdominal Nissen procedure. The mother calls the nurse and states the infant is in pain. The nurse finds which of the following indicators of pain? Select all that apply.
- Clenched Fist
- Increased respiratory rate.
- Increased temperature
Infants in pain may display restlessness, clench fists, and breathe more rapidly. Increased temperature does not infer pain.