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Test 2: Care of the newborn baby

Please choose the one, most correct answer to each question or statement.

  1. What is the definition of a low birth weight baby?
    • A baby that weighs less than 1500 g
    • A baby that weighs less than 2500 g
    • A bay that weighs less than 3000 g
  2. Why is it important to identify low birth weight babies?
    • Because they do not need care as they all die in the first few days of life
    • Because they are all born too soon
    • Because they need extra care
  3. When is the best time to cut and clamp the umbilical cord?
    • Immediately after delivery
    • After waiting about two minutes after delivery
    • After the placenta has been delivered
  4. Where should a normal baby be placed after the umbilical cord has been cut?
    • In the kangaroo care position
    • In a warm cot
    • In an incubator
  5. When should a newborn baby be put to the breast?
    • Once the mother has had a chance to sleep
    • Only after the baby has been given routine care such as vitamin K
    • As soon as possible after delivery
  6. What is usually used for care of the umbilical cord?
    • An antibiotic cream
    • Surgical spirits or 4% chlorhexidine solution
    • Baking powder
  7. What is a normal underarm temperature for a baby?
    • 36 degrees
    • 36.5 degrees
    • 37 degrees
  8. Which is an important danger sign?
    • Fast breathing of more than 60 breaths a minute
    • Mild jaundice
    • A sticky eye
  9. When are home visits needed by a community healthcare worker?
    • Every day for the first week
    • Days 1, 3, 7 and 14 after birth
    • Every 3 days for the first two weeks
  10. What is a main aim of postnatal visits?
    • To register the newborn baby
    • Help the mother bath her baby
    • To assess both mother and baby