Informed Consent - Newborn Eye Prophylaxis
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Excerpt: "Currently, all babies born in hospitals are treated with erythromycin antibiotic eye ointment, unless the parents specifically refuse. 1-2 hours after the birth, a thin strip of ointment is placed in each eye. This ointment will melt and coat the eye, protecting it from infection. Eye prophylaxis is used to protect infants against conjunctivitis leading to damage of the eyes or blindness usually caused by maternal infection with gonorrhea and/or chlamydia. Infants can become infected during labor and birth. Gonorrhea and chlamydia often present with few or no symptoms, especially in women. [Insert Practice Name] provides gonorrhea and chlamydia tests to all clients who desire it. Please let us know if this is something you are interested in." © 2019 Augustine Colebrook All Rights Reserved
 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of STD Prevention, 2016. STDs during Pregnancy – CDC Fact Sheet (Detailed). Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/std/pregnancy/stdfact-pregnancy-detailed.htm. Accessed June 20, 2017.