Identification of high-risknewborns
The high-risk neonate :can be defined as a newborn,
regardless of gestational age or birth weight, who has agreater-than-average chance of morbidity or mortality.
The high risk period encompasses human growth and
development from the time of viability up to
daysfollowing birth and includes threats to life and healththat occur during the prenatal, perinatal, andpostnatal periods.