Table 3.

Recommended Practices in Current Use

Recommended PracticeRecommending Body
Maternal and neonatal GBS screeningACOG, AAP, CDC
Antenatal steroid treatmentACOG, NIH Consensus Conference
Maternal and neonatal zidovudine treatmentCDC
Gonococcal ocular prophylaxisAAP, AAFP, CDC
Hepatitis B immunization and prophylaxisACOG, AAP, ACIP, ACP
Maternal stay after child birthACOG, AAP
Guidelines for discharge of the healthy newbornAAP, ACOG, CAN
Practice Parameter for evaluation and treatment of hyperbilirubinemia
Vitamin K administrationAAP
Health care supervisionAAP, Bright Futures
  • Abbreviations: GBS, group B Streptococcus; ACOG, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; NIH, National Institutes of Health; CDC, Centers for Disease Control; AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics; AAFP, American Academy of Family Practitioners; ACP, American College of Physicians.