Most Preemies Receive Antibiotics without Infection

Last week,┬áModern Healthcare published an article discussing the use of antibiotics in preterm infants, saying that providers should do more to identify preemies who are truly at low risk of developing sepsis. Sepsis refers to the presence of a bacteria in the blood. Infants with sepsis tend to appear ill – they are lethargic, gray in appearance, feed poorly, develop respiratory distress, and drop their … Continue reading Most Preemies Receive Antibiotics without Infection

Majority of Premature Infants Receive Antibiotics without Infection

Last week,┬áModern Healthcare published an article discussing the use of antibiotics in preterm infants, saying that providers should do more to identify preemies who are truly at low risk of developing sepsis. Sepsis refers to the presence of a bacteria in the blood. Infants with sepsis tend to appear ill – they are lethargic, gray in appearance, feed poorly, develop respiratory distress, and drop their … Continue reading Majority of Premature Infants Receive Antibiotics without Infection