Key Differences for Neonatal Providers in 2010 Guidelines compared to 2002 Guidelines
- The neonatal management algorithm’s scope was expanded to apply to all newborns.
- It provides management recommendations that depend upon clinical appearance of the neonate and other risk factors such as maternal chorioamnionitis, adequacy of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP) if indicated for the mother, gestational age and duration of membrane rupture.
- Changes were made to the algorithm to reduce unnecessary evaluations in well appearing newborns at relatively low risk for early-onset GBS disease.
Resources for Neonatal Providers
- 2010 Guidelines for the Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease
- Prevent Group B Strep App - standalone application provides patient-specific and scenario-specific guidance consistent with 2010 Guidelines.
Questions and Answers Relevant to Neonatal Providers
Algorithms Relevant to Neonatal Providers
- Algorithm for secondary prevention of early-onset group B streptococcal (GBS) disease among newborns [1 page].
- Indications and nonindications for intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent early-onset group B streptococcal (GBS) disease [1 page].
Slide Sets Relevant to Neonatal Providers
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