You have a 2-day-old with only one wet diapers since birth, which is concerning for dehydration. What other assessments could indicate dehydration? Select all that apply.

 

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- Assess fontanelles

- Assess pupilary reflexes

- Assess Babinski reflex

- Inspect ear folds

- Inspect mucous membranes

Rationale

The appropriate number of wet diapers in a hydrated infant is approximately 3-5 per day. If dehydrated, their mucous membranes will be dry and have a cracked appearance. Pupils, ear folds and the Babinski reflex do not assess hydration status.

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