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Jaundice Neonatal

Jaundice Neonatal

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Neonatal Jaundice
Learning Objectives:Learning
Define hyperbilirubinemia.Define hyperbilirubinemia.
Differentiate between physiological and pathologicalDifferentiate between physiological and pathological jaundice. jaundice.
State causes of hyperbilirubinemia.State causes of hyperbilirubinemia.
Discuss the pathophysiology of hyperbilirubinemia.Discuss the pathophysiology of hyperbilirubinemia.
Describe the most dangerous complication of Describe the most dangerous complication of hyperbilirubinemia.hyperbilirubinemia.
List the three elements of therapeutic management.List the three elements of therapeutic management.
Design plan of care for baby has hyperbilirubinemia.Design plan of care for baby has hyperbilirubinemia.
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Neonatal Jaundice(Hyperbilirubinemia)
Definition:Definition:HyperbilirubinemiaHyperbilirubinemiarefers to anrefers to anexcessive level of accumulated bilirubin in theexcessive level of accumulated bilirubin in theblood and is characterized by jaundice, ablood and is characterized by jaundice, ayellowish discoloration of the skin, sclerae,yellowish discoloration of the skin, sclerae,mucous membranes and nails.mucous membranes and nails.UnUnconjugated bilirubin =conjugated bilirubin =InIndirect bilirubin.direct bilirubin.Conjugated bilirubin = Direct bilirubin.Conjugated bilirubin = Direct bilirubin.

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