ALL visibly jaundiced neonates need a bilirubin measurement.
Assessment of jaundice must always include assessment of health, risk factors and signs of system illness.
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:
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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