Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding

Overview and Considerations

Caroline W. Burke, MSN, RN, CPNP


J Pediatr Health Care. 2013;27(3):215-221. 

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Social, Developmental, and Family History

The patient's biologic parents were married and in good health with no routine medication use. The patient's 3-year-old brother was in good health, with a history of mild eczema. He did not attend day care and the family had no concerns of recent illness. The family history included no bleeding disorders or stroke, and the parents did not express a concern about domestic violence. The patient was cared for by his mother during the day and by both parents in the evening and on weekends. According to his parents, the patient had been meeting developmental milestones, including turning his head to sounds, tracking, and cooing, and he had improving head control.