Key Feature 1: When examining a newborn, systematically look for subtle congenital anomalies (ex: ear abnormalities, sacral dimple) as they may be associated with other anomalies and genetic syndromes.
Skill: Clinical Reasoning
Phase: Hypothesis generation, Physical
My approach to the healthy newborn exam, informed by the UpToDate article "Assessment of the newborn infant," is as follows. Note that any signs of abnormalities warrants a more exhaustive assessment.