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AAP urges disaster preparation plans for NICUs

May 24, 2017

Neonatologists and other providers within neonatal intensive care units are critical for the creation of emergency preparedness plans, including the development of appropriate staffing to ensure safe and effective care during a disaster, according to joint recommendations from the AAP Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council and the Committee on Fetus and Newborn.

“NICU patients are particularly vulnerable [in disaster situations], not only because of their small size and physiologic immaturity, but also because of their baseline dependence on technology for warmth, nutritional supplementation, medication administration cardiorespiratory monitoring, diagnostic information gathering and life-sustaining physiologic support,” Wanda D. Barfield, MD, MPH, FAAP, RADM USPHS, from the CDC, and colleagues wrote.

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In the Journals

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