Honoring World Prematurity Day
What we do to prepare for preterm births can affect outcomes
Premature infants are at greater risk and require specialized care by a highly skilled team of healthcare professionals. Survival rates for newborns can be improved through training in neonatal resuscitation and by being prepared to respond to these critical events.
1 out of every 10 babies is born preterm.1
15 million babies are born prematurely every year.2
Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of death among children under 5 years of age. 3
Did you know?
The United States has one of the highest rates of preterm births of any high-resource country.
The nation’s rate of preterm birth—the largest contributor to infant death in the United States—increased again in 2016, after nearly a decade of decline, earning the nation a “C” grade on the latest March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card.
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Obstetrics & Pediatrics
Premature Anne is a realistically proportioned 25-week preterm manikin developed in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Premature Anne is designed to facilitate the training of healthcare professionals in the initiation of proper care and resuscitation of preterm infants.
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). Premature Birth. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/features/prematurebirth/index.html
2. World Health Organization. (2016). Preterm birth. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs363/en/
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