Not ready for prime time: Transitional events in the extremely preterm infant

Debra Armentrout

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Abstract

Successful transition from intrauterine to extrauterine life involves significant physiologic changes. The majority of these changes occur relatively quickly during those first moments following delivery; however, transition for the extremely preterm infant occurs over a longer period of time. Careful assessment and perceptive interventions on the part of neonatal care providers is essential as the extremely preterm infant adjusts to life outside the womb. This article will focus on respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and neurologic transitional events experienced by the extremely premature infant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-149
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Premature infants
  • Transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Critical Care
  • Maternity and Midwifery

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