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High risk new born

High risk new born

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Published by Ize C Viji

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Published by: Ize C Viji on Mar 17, 2012
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HIGH RISK NEWBORNS
 
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
28
daysfollowing birth and includes threats to life and healththat occur during the prenatal, perinatal, andpostnatal periods.
 
Identification of High RiskNewborns
Maternal diabetes
Maternal narcotics during labor
Maternal substance abuse
Fetal asphyxia
Difficult/prolonged labor causing birth trauma
Multiple gestation
Preterm or postterm delivery
Congenital anomalies
Maternal or neonatal infection
SGA or LGA
Apgar score < 6 at 1 min or < 7 at 5 min

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