Care of the High-Risk Newborn in the Emergency Department

Marin Arnolds, Patrick J. Myers, Bree Andrews*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Neonatal intensive care unit graduates can be more complex than the average infant. They often have an intricate and long medical history but appear to be only a few days or weeks old. Former preterm infants also have a variety of unique medical conditions that make them less resistant to normal childhood illnesses, have a greater readmission rates, and have a higher mortality. The goal of this article is to address the acute presentation of the high-risk former preterm infant and offer ways to care for them upon presentation to the emergency department.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-112
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016


  • bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • emergency department
  • follow-up
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • gastrostomy tubes
  • intraventricular hemorrhage
  • necrotizing enterocolitis
  • neonatal intensive care
  • neonate
  • short bowel syndrome
  • tracheostomy
  • ventriculoperitoneal shunt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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