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Comprehensive primary care follow-up for premature infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11112919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Advances in perinatal and neonatal care have led to an increased incidence of survival of premature infants. Although most premature infants have normal outcomes, they are at increased risk for morbidity and mortality and require comprehensive primary care follow-up after they are discharged from the hospital. This article will review guidelines for general follow-up of premature infants and the associated problems related to prematurity. General follow-up is performed by the pediatric nurse practitioner, with subspecialty consultant referrals as needed. Knowledge of the problems of prematurity and treatment regimes will assist the pediatric nurse practitioner in providing high-quality care to these high-risk infants.
M F McCourt; C M Griffin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0891-5245     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Health Care     Publication Date:    2000 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-26     Completed Date:  2002-05-02     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709735     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Health Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  270-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Women & Infants' Hospital, Providence, RI 02905-2499, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Protocols
Health Education
Immunization Schedule
Infant Care / standards*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / nursing*
Infant, Premature
Nurse Practitioners
Pediatric Nursing
Primary Health Care / standards*
Referral and Consultation
Risk Factors

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