FP Essentials™

Care of the Newborn

Edition #399 | August 2012

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  • Describe the controversy around universal versus risk-based screening for newborn hyperbilirubinemia.
  • Cite the factors that increase the risk for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia.
  • Summarize the approach to evaluation and treatment of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia.
  • Outline key components for enhancing breastfeeding in a patient population.
  • Summarize an approach to infant feeding through the first year of life.
  • Describe management strategies for common breastfeeding concerns and complications.
  • Cite the changes in the updated neonatal resuscitation guidelines with respect to meconium-stained amniotic fluid and use of supplemental oxygen.
  • Describe potential postresuscitation complications and their management.
  • Summarize the risk factors and early potential signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
  • Cite possible approaches to screening for ASD.
  • Describe the optimal approach to managing a young child suspected of having ASD.


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