This tool is designed to help guide phototherapy and other treatment decisions in newborns of at least 35 weeks gestational age. The treatment thresholds are based upon expert opinion of members of the Northern CA Neonatal Consortium (NCNC) and do not determine standard of care. The current (2004) treatment thresholds of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are provided as a comparison. (See the complete NCNC Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia Guideline or treatment guideline graphs.)
This calculator is intended to provide a user-friendly interface to the NCNC guidelines. Professional judgment should be used in applying the results in clinical settings.
|Neurotoxicity risk factors*||Start phototherapy?||NCNC Phototherapy Threshold||NCNC Exchange Transfusion Threshold||Within 2 mg/dL of Exchange Transfusion Threshold?|
|Neurotoxicity risk factors*||Start phototherapy?||AAP Phototherapy Threshold|