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What is Therapeutic Drift and Why it is Dangerous in Newborn Care

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Innovations in Pediatrics | Fall 2021

A definition of therapeutic drift and the potential implications it can have on clinical practice in any specialty. Dr. Richard Martin, Director, Neonatal Research Programs, Division of Neonatology, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, served as editor of a special issue of Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine on therapeutic drift in neonatology.

Dr. Richard Martin discusses therapeutic drift and the potential implications it can have on clinical practice in any specialty.

00:00 What is therapeutic drift?

00:19 An example of therapeutic drift in babies

01:38 The detrimental implications of therapeutic drift

03:11 How to avoid therapeutic drift

03:52 Therapy vs. prevention

To access the complete issue, click the link below.  Elsevier has made viewing free Until October 2022.

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For more information or to contact UH Rainbow, email Peds.Innovations@UHhospitals.org.

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