What is jaundice in premature infants or prematurity?

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Yellow discoloration of skin and whites of the eyes that results from excess bilirubin in the body's system.
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What are effects of prematurity in infants?

Infants that are born premature can suffer from many issues laterin life. They are often born with bleeds in their brains, and lungsthat are not fully developed.

Nursing diagnosis for premature infant?

1. IMPAIRED GAS EXCHANGE related to inadequate surfactant levels; as evidenced by grunting, flaring, substernal and intercostal retractions, CO2 50 and pH 7.31 per CBG and CXR
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What is respiratory distress syndrome in premature infants?

Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is the most common problem. The premature infants have immature lungs that have not developed surfactant a protective film that helps air s