Q: Does an infant who has a hernia repair, circumcision or central line qualify?
A: Only procedures that require general anesthesia qualify as surgery.
The following surgeries do not qualify the infant for NICU Database eligibility:
• Unilateral or bilateral inguinal hernia repair
• Central line placement
Q: What if the baby was admitted 2 days of life, but did not receive surgery until Day 40. Does this qualify?
A: If an infant was admitted to your NICU on or before Day 28 and has a surgery requiring general anesthesia at any point during the admission, this baby qualifies.