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Debbie Fraser

Late Preterm Infants: Not as Grown up as they look!

  • Speaker: Debbie Fraser , MN, RNC-NIC
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU

Late preterm infants (LPI) are sometimes called the great pretenders. They look mature, sometimes evening weighing as much as their term counterparts. Despite that, LPI infants are at increased risk of both short- and long-term complications. This presentation will review the incidence and etiology of late preterm deliveries and will discuss the short and long-term morbidities experienced by this group of infants. Strategies to mitigate these issues will also presented.