Indicators1. This updated policy statement provides a review of data supporting evidence for a tiered provision of care and reaffirms the need for uniform, nationally applicable definitions and consistent standards of service for public health to improve neonatal outcomes. Provision of risk-appropriate care for newborn infants and mothers was first proposed in 1976. Prior to these pieces of legislation, Texas hospitals self-designated their neonatal levels of care, and so there was a lack of uniformity in standards. 0 5 10 15 20 25 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 … Advisory Council (PAC) to establish maternal and neonatal levels of care. 4) Develop an Operations Committee for Neonatal Levels of Care Designation. ⦁⦁ Facilitate provincial and regional data analyses of babies requiring neonatal care in the BC Perinatal Data Registry in; and ⦁⦁ Allow for possible future electronic archiving or formatting. NEONATAL CARE 2. Redefined levels of neonatal care designed to improve outcomes, collaborative efforts Wanda D. Barfield AAP News Sep 2012, 33 (9) 8; DOI: 10.1542/aapnews.2012339-8 The Levels of Neonatal Care Practices at Health Facilities and Home Deliveries in Rural Sidama Zone, Southern Ethiopia . Neonatal care 1. 3) Identify a Neonatal Medical Director and a Neonatal Program Manager. Introduction. Suggestions for membership are provided below. Terms• Pre- Term - < 37 weeks• Term – 37 – 42 weeks• Post- Term - > 42 weeks• LBW - < 2500gm• VLBW - < 1500gm• ELBW - < 1000gm 4. Phases of Infancy• Perinatal Period – 28 wk- 7 days• Early Neonatal Period- Birth- 7 days• Late Neonatal Period- 7 days – 28 days• Post Neonatal Period- 28 days – 1 year 3. These leaders are imperative to the success of a hospital perinatal program. Levels of neonatal care classification have been defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Additionally, the level of designation and the Levels of Neonatal Care National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division of Reproductive Health Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs Webinar December 7, 2012 Lu-Ann Papile, MD, FAAP Indian University School of Medicine Chair, Committee on Fetus and Newborn American Academy of Pediatrics .