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What is the role of neonatal fellows?

What is the role of neonatal fellows?

See below: They are pediatricians that are undergoing further training. This training will help them to provide care for premature and sick babies. During their training, they will be involved with the care of neonates and help educate pediatric residents. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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What common conditions do neonatal nurses see?

What common conditions do neonatal nurses see?

Premature babies: Neonatal nurses care for sick newborns and premature babies and hence are often exposed to common problems associated with prematurity, such as low blood sugar, breathing difficulties, infection, etc. ...Read more

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How much time is the neonatal stage of humans?

28 days: Medically, babies are considered newborns for 28 days and infants until they are 1 year. ...Read more

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Please tell me exactly what a neonatal nurse is?

Please tell me exactly what a neonatal nurse is?

Newborn nurse: A neonatal nurse is a nurse who specializes in the care of newborns. Some of them specifically care for premature infants, who may need a lot of special care. Some of them may have advanced training in the care of premature infants. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neonatal?

What is the definition or description of: neonatal?

Terminology issues: The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the interval to 60 days. ...Read more

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My body colour is dusky but my face is very dark compare to my body.I tkink may its bcos of exposure to sun.Now am avoiding sun light no improve.?

My body colour is dusky but my face is very dark compare to my body.I tkink may its bcos of exposure to sun.Now am avoiding sun light no improve.?

FACE DARK; BODY NOT: You are probably correct: the exposure to the sun will make your face darker, because it's exposed to the sun more than the rest of your body. It may take a long time until your face becomess lighter. So stay out of the sun or use a sun screen to protect your face from getting darker. Be patient. ...Read more

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What is neonatal nursing?

Neonatal nurses: They are nurse who have extra training and experience to take care of newborns at the neonatal ICU. Those babies could be in the hospital due to prematurity, infections, congenital anomalies, depression or difficult transition around time of birth, etc ...Read more

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What tests are done on newborns?

Depends on the state: Many states have either few or extensive tests on the newborn for treatable or significant conditions. In my state dozens are covered including phenylketonuria, sickle cell, thyroid and too many others to mention. Sometimes we check for anemia, blood sugar or infection, : blood tests for ABO reactions are common if mom is o+ and we commonly test for jaundice without drawing blood using a meter. ...Read more

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What tests are done on a newborn?

Varies: Depending on the status of the newborn (normal,premi, undersized, oversized,infant of diabetic,etc) the testing varies.With some, the basic testing includes metabolic screening for a variety of conditions.In my state, about 27 conditions are part of the screening.Other states vary. ...Read more

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Are newborns hard to take care of?

Are newborns hard to take care of?

Its tiring!: Newborns are not hard to take off - they only need a couple things. They need to eat often, sleep often and be cuddled lots. However, those things are very tiring to new parents, which can make it feel like the hardest job you have ever taken on. If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed with your new one talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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