Challenge 7A

Optimal Neonatal Oxygen Targeting

Executive summary checklist

Hypoxia (low blood oxygen) in preterm infants can cause severe harm or death. Giving supplemental oxygen helps avoid hypoxia, but also raises the chance of hyperoxia (excessive blood oxygen). Hyperoxia can cause retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and increase the risk for other conditions. Implementing an optimal oxygen targeting guideline can improve
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