What is the role of patient/caregiver education in the treatment of omphalitis?

Updated: May 20, 2019
  • Author: Patrick G Gallagher, MD; Chief Editor: Santina A Zanelli, MD  more...
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Patient/caregiver education

The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Fetus and Newborn guidelines emphasize the importance of parental/caregiver education regarding signs and symptoms of omphalitis. [9]

Referral for psychosocial counseling may assist the family in coping with a critically ill infant. For patient education resources, see Children's Health Center, as well as Umbilical Cord Care.

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