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An 8-month-old infant has been brought to the emergency department unresponsive by her teenage father and the care team suspects shaken baby syndrome.
 
  When providing care for an infant who is suspected of having shaken baby syndrome, the nurse should prioritize which of the following assessments?
 
  A) Respiratory assessment
  B) Neurological assessment
  C) Cardiac assessment
  D) Genitourinary assessment
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Ans: B
While there may be musculoskeletal damage as a result of shaken baby syndrome, the most serious damage is neurological.
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