Caring for newborn’s umbilical cord

A nurse is teaching a client who is postpartum about caring for newborn’s umbilical cord. Which of the following instructions should the nurse include? a) Wash the area around the base of the cord with water. b) Apply petroleum jelly around the cord with every diaper change. c) Report minor bleeding when he cord’s stump falls off. d) Cover the cord with the upper edge of the diaper.

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