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Uses and Limitations of Transcutaneous Bilirubin Measurement



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Key Elements to the Recommendation, cont.

Slide 8

June 2009

The recommendations suggested the assessment risk of hyperbilirubinemia  for every newborn baby prior to discharge from the hospital.  Suggestions included a predischarge transcutaneous bilirubin or total serum bilirubin or evaluation of clinical risk factors.  It is becoming clearer that every baby should have a bilirubin checked prior to discharge and then develop an appropriate follow up plan for this infant.

Key Elements to the Recommendation, cont.

 


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