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Kumar Ankur

The Golden Hour of Neonatal Life: Improving Outcomes Through Evidence-Based Interventions

  • Speaker: Kumar Ankur , MBBS, MD (PAEDIATRICS), DNB (NEONATOLOGY)
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME

Prematurity is the leading cause of death across the globe, mainly in low resource settings. Infants born at less than 32 weeks gestation, are prone to developing hypothermia, hypoglycemia, and hospital acquired infections after birth. For them, the initial 60 minutes of holistic approach is crucial for long-term outcomes. The “Golden Hour” of neonatal life is defined as the first hour of post-natal life in both preterm and term neonates. This concept includes practicing particular evidence based interventions in the initial sixty minutes of postnatal life for better long-term outcomes like marked reduction in hypothermia, hypoglycemia, intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). This presentation will provide a look at the various components of neonatal care that are included in the “Golden hour” of preterm and term neonatal care. Healthcare professionals attending the birth of high risk infants like VLBW (very low birth weight, less than 1500 grams) or high-risk term neonates should be well trained in attending such deliveries and should be able to implement all the management protocols during the golden first 60 minutes of life.