Author(s): Browning Carmo K, Terrey A
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Rural general practitioners involved in obstetric service delivery may have occasion to support the sick or premature newborn requiring transfer. This should be achievable for short periods of time in most rural hospitals. OBJECTIVE: This article discusses the planning priorities, and the equipment and skills required for care of the sick or premature newborn. DISCUSSION: With careful planning, attention to detail, and maintenance of clinical skills and equipment, newborn intensive care can be provided in most hospitals for brief periods while awaiting the arrival of the retrieval team.
This article was published in Aust Fam Physician
and referenced in Journal of Community & Public Health Nursing