The goal of this program is to provide nurses with information about the incidence, etiology, identification and care of the late preterm infant. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Define “late preterm infant” and explain why this designation is a better description than “near-term infant.”
- Describe three common problems of the late preterm infant.
- Identify four nursing interventions in the care and discharge planning for this group of infants.