A newborn less than 3 hours old has a split S2 that is heard on inspiration and a HR of 140 beats/minute. What should the nurse do next?


•A split S2 on inspiration is a normal finding for newborns during the first few hours of life. All the nurse needs to do at this point is to document the finding.

•Normal HR for newborns is from 120-160 beats/minute.

•There is no need to notify the physician or inform the parents of a normal finding.

•Assessing the newborn's neurological status is not needed based on the scenario.

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