Tag: newborn

1. The Apgar score evaluates initial infant condition after delivery and helps direct need for any resuscitative measures. This joint policy from the American Academy of Pediatric (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is a reminder that, on an individual level, the Apgar score does...
1. Timing of discharge for a healthy, term infant should be evaluated by the clinician caring for the infant-mother dyad and should be decided after consulting with family, other providers and staff. Timing should never be based on third-party payer policies. 2. To determine if an infant-mother dyad is appropriate...