When should patient transfer be considered for the treatment of omphalitis?

Updated: May 20, 2019
  • Author: Patrick G Gallagher, MD; Chief Editor: Santina A Zanelli, MD  more...
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Critically ill infants, including those who may require surgical intervention, may require transfer to an intensive care unit equipped to treat infants. Transport the patient with advanced life support technology in place and qualified personnel in attendance. Options for further treatment or intervention must be immediately available. (See Transport of the Critically Ill Newborn.)


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