A Moro reflex is the single best assessment
of neurologic ability in a newborn. Unit protocols should specify what action
for eliciting a Moro reflex in Beth?
a. Turn her onto her abdomen and see if she
can turn her head.
b. Make a sharp noise, such as clapping your
c. Lift her head while she is supine and
allow it to fall back 1 in.
d. Gently shake Beths bassinette until she
responds by flailing out her arms.