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Neonatal Jaundice

ALL visibly jaundiced neonates need a bilirubin measurement.

Assessment of jaundice must always include assessment of health, risk factors and signs of system illness.

Follow the RCHT guideline http://intranet.cornwall.nhs.uk/DocumentsLibrary/RoyalCornwallHospitalsTrust/Clinical/Neonatal/JaundiceGuidelineForTheManagementOfNeonatal.pdf

Unwell jaundiced baby of any age:

Immediate telephone referral to Neonatal (if less than 1 week old) or Acute Paediatric inpatient service, or 999 if A, B, or C compromise. 

 

Apparently well baby with jaundice:

 

 

 Reference:

Review Date                13/11/2019

Date of Next Review    13/11/2020

Author                          Dr Andrew Collinson, Consultant Paediatrician, Operational Lead, RCHT Neonatal Service

GP Sifter                      Dr Rebecca Harling, RMS Paediatric Leave

 

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