The little body of a preterm baby still have underdeveloped parts that include the lungs, digestive system, immune system and skin. At birth, neonates undergo physiological adaptations, especially those related to breathing and few minutes of severe oxygen deprivation can cause irreversible brain damage. Thankfully, medical technology has made it possible for preemies to survive the first few days, weeks or months of life until they are strong enough to make it on their own. A specially focused nursing care is very essential to care the babies that are born too soon. It includes the total care of the preterm like thermal regulation, feeding, respiratory support and infection prevention. This article serves on the nursing care that is essential for the preterm baby to prevent the risk and is a brief description of what to expect in the care for a newborn preemie.
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