Newborn Nursery Issues
1. Integrate into practice resources such as the Newborn Screening Clearinghouse, which provides for information about state requirements regarding neonatal screenings.
2. Develop a differential diagnosis and evaluation scheme for newborns with the following: Jaundice, Respiratory distress, Lethargy or poor feeding, Cyanosis, Vomiting (bilious and nonbilious), Hypoglycemia, Jitteriness or seizure, Sepsis.
3. Deliver anticipatory guidance to new parents regarding fever, neonatal emergencies and infant nutrition.
4. Improve attention to growth parameters at well-baby visits to identify cases of failure to thrive (FTT).
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Sukanya Srinivasan, MD, MPH, Penn Plum Family Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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