Premature babies a challenge for nurses and parents
We all know what a newborn baby looks like—rosy cheeks, soft skin and big, round eyes.
But what if your newborn doesn’t look like what you expect?
Extremely premature babies, defined as 24 weeks old or less, often have physical characteristics that challenge both parents and nurses when caring for them
Dr Janet Green is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney.
She has researched the reaction of nurses caring for extremely premature babies, and what nurses need to do in order to adequately care for these tiny babies.