Approach to the Ambiguously Sick Neonate
T - trauma
H - heart
E - endocrine
M - metabolic (electrolyte imbalances)
I - inborn errors of metabolism
S - sepsis
F - formula mishaps
I - intestinal catastrophes
T - toxins/ poison
S - seizures
In the sick neonate have a low threshold for:
- EKG, placing NG/OG, considering steroids, considering prostaglandins, considering upper GI series, and DONT TAKE YELLOW PUKE FOR GRANTED (yellow is just a mild shade of green).
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