Despite a decreasing trend in premature births, greater numbers of infants born at the limits of viability are surviving to discharge. Most of these infants have complex medical problems requiring multidisciplinary care. These infants are primarily cared for by the general pediatrician, but their needs are quite different from those of a full-term healthy newborn. The paucity of data regarding care for these infants complicates their management after hospital discharge. In this article, the authors present the most current evidence-based practices and provide a guide to the general pediatrician on caring for the complex neonatal intensive care unit graduate.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health