The Golden Hour: care of the LBW infant during the first hour of life one unit's experience.

@article{Reynolds2009TheGH,
  title={The Golden Hour: care of the LBW infant during the first hour of life one unit's experience.},
  author={Regina D Reynolds and Jobeth Pilcher and Ashley Ring and Rose M. G. Johnson and Pamela McKinley},
  journal={Neonatal network : NN},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={
          211-9; quiz 255-8
        }
}
Care practices during the first hour of life, the Golden Hour, can have a significant impact on outcomes of low birth weight infants. Although the latest edition of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program added guidelines for preterm infants, additional care is often indicated. Complications that could potentially be impacted by care in the first hour of life include thermoregulation, intraventricular hemorrhage, chronic lung disease, and retinopathy of prematurity. Our unit has implemented and… CONTINUE READING
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