phototherapy - page 2

The doctors at the facility where I work order inpt phototherapy. Usually in a room where the mother rooms in. I have just started working for an agency and when I worked this weekend we had a dr... Read More

  1. by   dawngloves
    Originally posted by researchrabbit
    My first child was born back in the Dark Ages, I guess; her "bili therapy" after hospital discharge was sunlight through a window for 10 minutes 3x a day until the first checkup....no kidding, that's what the MD ordered.
    I did this with my kids. Did a sunbath for 3 days, bili peaked at 18 and came down. Had a nurse come and draw bili levels. Thanl goodnes it was the summer and was sunny out!
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    yes ---summer perhaps....but in winter this would not work in Seattle this time of year. hence the booming business in bili lights and blankets.
  3. by   mother/babyRN
    Sunlight is beautiful here in New England too, but with the wind chill factor currently 15 below, we also do a booming bili business!

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