Care of the Newborn [FP Comp Test Course]

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Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the controversy around universal versus risk-based screening for newborn hyperbilirubinemia.

  2. Cite the factors that increase the risk for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia.

  3. Summarize the approach to evaluation and treatment of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia.

  4. Outline key components for enhancing breastfeeding in a patient population.

  5. Summarize an approach to infant feeding through the first year of life.

  6. Describe management strategies for common breastfeeding concerns and complications.

  7. Cite the changes in the updated neonatal resuscitation guidelines with respect to meconium-stained amniotic fluid and use of supplemental oxygen.

  8. Describe potential postresuscitation complications and their management.

  9. Summarize the risk factors and early potential signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

  10. Cite possible approaches to screening for ASD.

  11. Describe the optimal approach to managing a young child suspected of having ASD.

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William Crump, MD, is a professor of family medicine and associate dean at the University of Louisville School of Medicine Trover Campus in Madisonville, Kentucky. He completed a family medicine residency and a faculty development fellowship. Dr Crump has practiced and taught obstetric and pediatric care in family medicine residencies for more than 30 years and has published more than 35 articles on maternal and infant care.

Sarah O’Kelley, PhD, is a clinical child psychologist and assistant professor in the department of psychology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) and director of the Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic and interdisciplinary training coordinator in the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities/Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (UCEDD/LEND) program at the UAB Civitan-Sparks Clinics. Dr O’Kelley has been involved in research and clinical practice specializing in individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families for 13 years. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship focused on neurodevelopmental disabilities. She is involved in teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels and collaborates on several ongoing research projects across the country focused on autism spectrum disorders.

Disclosure: According to AAFP policy, authors must disclose all associations with proprietary entities that may have a direct relationship to the subject matter of their manuscript. The authors and staff have returned disclosure forms indicating that they have no such affiliation or financial interest to disclose. The AAFP uses an anonymous peer review process to evaluate the content of this activity. This process ensures a clear resolution of any potential conflicts of interest, and guarantees the fairness and balance of the content.

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