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Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 31: Revised guidance to help prevent kernicterus

August 31, 2004

sea 31 kernicterusIssue 18, published in April 2001, of Sentinel Event Alert (1) discussed the risk factors, root causes, risk reduction strategies and follow up recommendations to guide health care organizations in the prevention, early detection, and treatment of hyperbilirubinemia leading to kernicterus—a highly preventable condition of newborns that leads to severe brain damage or death.