Sixty golden minutes.


Journal Article

The golden hour concept started in the trauma setting but is becoming more familiar in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). For a premature baby, the first hour of life can make the difference between a good outcome, a poor outcome, and death. The golden hour is 60 minutes of team-oriented and task-driven protocols. The focus is on resuscitation, thermoregulation, early administration of antibiotics for suspected sepsis, early intravenous parenteral nutrition, hypoglycemia management, and completed admission within one hour of life. To a premature baby, the first 60 minutes of life are golden and can last a lifetime.

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Cited Authors

  • Doyle, KJ; Bradshaw, WT

Published Date

  • September 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 289 - 294

PubMed ID

  • 22908049

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22908049

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-2880

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0730-0832

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1891/0730-0832.31.5.289


  • eng