Baby boy Sims, a term newborn, was brought to the nursery.
His mother received no prenatal care, but the newborns Apgar scores were fine.
As the nurse carried out her newborn assessment, she noted an imperforate anus
and palpated no testicles in the scrotal sac.
a. What additional assessments should the nurse complete? b.
Are anorectal agenesis and genitourinary tract anomalies common? c. What
diagnostic tests might be ordered? What might be included in the treatment plan
for this newborn?