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Guidance for ANNPs for requesting, documenting and auditing blood component orders for neonatal patients
Valid To: 06/02/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
Document providing guidance on the loaning of apnoea alarms to infants upon discharge from the Neonatal Unit.
Valid To: 28/03/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
Arterial line sampling for neonates. Staff responsibilities. Technique. ANTT procedure
Valid To: 17/04/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
Approach to peripheral arterial cannulation, management of complications and troubleshooting.Keywords: blood sampling/ arterial
Valid To: 14/04/2024
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline outlines the clinical management of infants presenting with hyperbilirubinaemia within the first two weeks of lifeSuggested Keywords:Neonatal.
Valid To: 13/02/2023
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline is designed to ensure a standardised approach to the assessment of infants diagnosed with neonatal hypotonia
Valid To: 24/07/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
To provide guidance for the immediate care of newborn infants born at or after 37+0 weeks but weighing less than 2.5 KgKeywords: <2.5kg, low birth weight, less than 2.5kg
Valid To: 07/06/2024
Publication Type: Procedures
Management of known and undiagnosed cleft lip and/or palate at birth. Airway support management. Feeding support management. Referral pathways
Valid To: 24/04/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
To provide guidance on the transmission, diagnosis and management of Varicella Zoster virus in the newborn
Valid To: 25/09/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
Clinical management, treatment, blood tests. Folic acid supplement. Follow up for DAT positive infants jaundiced in neonatal period -Direct Antiglobulin TestKeywords: DAT/ Coombs positive/ neonate/ neonatal/ jaundice/ folic acid
Valid To: 30/06/2024
Publication Type: Guidelines
Discharge planning from the neonatal unit to the community.Keywords: discharge from neonatal unit/ discharge of neonate into the community/ neonatal discharge/ discharge
Valid To: 17/03/2024
Publication Type: Guidelines
Guidance on management of newborn infants with ambiguous genitalia.Keywords: Ambiguous/ Genitalia/ Disordered
Valid To: 23/07/2023
Publication Type: Guidelines
All clinical staff working in the Care Group of women and children to provide evidence based guidance in the suggested schedule of health checks for Down's Syndrome. Keywords: health checks schedule/ Triosomy 21
Valid To: 23/07/2023
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline is designed to ensure the implementation of consistent preventive antenatal and intrapartum strategies; the rapid treatment of babies with suspected EOI and the limitation of antibiotic exposure in babies who do not have an EOI.
Valid To: 21/02/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline is designed to provide guidance to neonatal staff on the feeding of infants.
Valid To: 26/06/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
Guideline on actions to take in the event of capacity issues on T.C. ward.Keywords: Transitional Care/ Escalation
Valid To: 21/10/2023
Publication Type: Guidelines
To help staff manage significant jaundice safely and prevent complications of brain damage and kernicterus. Rarely there are other indications for exchange transfusion including volume overload.
Valid To: 21/08/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline outlines the clinical management of infants presenting with eye infections within the neonatal period.
Valid To: 26/06/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline outlines the clinical responsibilities of staff involved in the management of neonate with murmur
Valid To: 13/11/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline outlines the clinical responsibilities of staff involved in heel prick blood sampling in neonates, infants and young children
Valid To: 07/05/2023
Publication Type: Guidelines
Guide to management of infants at risk of Hepatitis B infection
Valid To: 01/04/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline outlines the perinatal management of mothers and their infant in the event of a Hepatitis C (HCV) positive mother.
Valid To: 03/04/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
Management and investigation of early or severe DAT negative jaundice. Management of phototherapy, blood testing and medication for spherocytosis in the neonate with associated follow up requirements.
Valid To: 30/01/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline applies to medical and nursing staff working on the Neonatal Unit (LNU) at RCH. Initial measures also apply to staff working on Delivery Suite and Community Midwives. The purpose of the guidance is to recognise babies who meet cooling criteria and take prompt action to induce cooling measures.Keywords: HIE/ CFM
Valid To: 13/03/2023
Publication Type: Guidelines
Definition, identification and management of neonatal hypoglycaemia
Valid To: 23/06/2024
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline outlines the clinical responsibilities of staff involved in the immunisation of an infant or child.
Valid To: 18/04/2023
Publication Type: Guidelines
Guidance for diagnosis and management of late onset infection in neonates on neonatal unit.Keywords: Late Onset Sepsis, Neonatal,neonatal sepsis, Neonatology
Valid To: 23/07/2023
Publication Type: Guidelines
To provide guidance to Doctors and nurses caring for neonatal patients to prevent, identify, document and optimally treat soft tissue injuries arising from extravasation of intravenous drugs and fluids
Valid To: 22/07/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
Procedure for peripheral intravenous canulation, equipment required, technique to be used, documentation and monitoring required
Valid To: 11/12/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline applies to Paediatric and Neonatal staff for babies requiring surfactant without need for endotracheal ventilation
Valid To: 15/05/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline outlines procedure for undertaking a neonatal Lumbar Puncture
Valid To: 03/04/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
To provide Maternity and Neonatal staff with the information to aid in counselling parents who may deliver before 37 weeks gestation
Valid To: 13/02/2023
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline is designed to ensure the implementation of a standardised approach to the management of infants born to mothers with thyroid disease.
Valid To: 11/12/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline is designed to provide guidance on the management of infants exposed to SSRI and related drugs in pregnancy.
Valid To: 30/11/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline is designed to provide guidance to neonatal staff and general practitioners on prescription of micronutrient supplements to preterm infants.Keywords: neonatal/ micronutrient
Valid To: 13/08/2023
Publication Type: Guidelines
Guidance on appropriate mouth care for neonatal inpatients
Valid To: 03/02/2024
Publication Type: Guidelines
This provides guidance to staff in the Neonatal Unit on how to manage nappy rash
Valid To: 23/07/2023
Publication Type: Guidelines
Guideline for use of nasogastric /orogastric tubes in neonates.
Valid To: 30/09/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline outlines the management of infants exhibiting symptoms of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and infants born to mothers exposed to drugs in pregnancy
Valid To: 31/12/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline outlines the process of obtaining a neonatal post mortem skin biopsy.
Valid To: 31/07/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline is designed to ensure the implementation of a standardised approach to the diagnosis of hypotensive infants and their subsequent management
Valid To: 03/07/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
Approach to Neonatal Intubations, management of complications and the difficult airway. Keywords: Neonatal/ Intubation/ Airway/ Difficult Airway
Valid To: 30/11/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
Procedure for neonatal central venous access using a percutaneous longline, equipment required, technique to be used, documentation and monitoring required
Valid To: 11/12/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline is designed to provide guidance to neonatal staff on the treatment of seizures in the neonatal period
Valid To: 23/09/2023
Publication Type: Mobile Guidelines
Guide to management of suspected neonatal testicular torsion.
Valid To: 29/01/2024
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline applies to all clinical staff working in the Women and Children's Care Group to enable provision of evidence based practice in the management of Neonatal Undescended Testes.
Valid To: 18/04/2023
Publication Type: Guidelines
The aim of this document is to outline the indication for, and provide guidance on the use of pacifiers in Non Nutritive Sucking (NNS). This guideline applies to all staff that care for infants who may benefit from Non Nutritive Sucking.Keywords: Non Nutritive Sucking, Pacifier, Dummy, Neonatal, Newborn, Neonate
Valid To: 20/12/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline is designed to ensure the implementation of a standardised approach to the care of infants requiring oxygen therapy and oxygen saturation monitoring and their subsequent management.Keywords: Oxygen therapy/ Oxygen saturation monitoring
Valid To: 21/04/2024
Publication Type: Guidelines
The purpose of this guideline is to inform all neonatal staff of the appropriate assessment, management and documentation of neonatal pain.
Valid To: 17/10/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
Identification and administration of Palivizumab to at risk babies
Valid To: 01/10/2023
Publication Type: Guidelines
To provide a standard framework for investigating neonates with antenatal/postnatal premature atrial and ventricular contractions. To provide information to parents to help reduce anxiety
Valid To: 22/03/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
Management of a newborn infant with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN) in the acute hospital setting
Valid To: 14/08/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This Clinical Guideline provides the information required for health professionals adequately to support a mother's wish to continue to breastfeed her baby
Valid To: 17/07/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline is for the use of medical and nursing staff in the Neonatal Unit caring for newborns that develop a Pneumothorax.
Valid To: 17/06/2023
Publication Type: Guidelines
Guideline on the management of neonates with suspected or confirmed polycythaemia
Valid To: 23/06/2024
Publication Type: Guidelines
A guide to the preterm follow up pathway
Valid To: 13/11/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline is intended to provide clinicians with advice on how to prevent and manage falls in inpatient babies who are less than 1 year old. It excludes babies who are not inpatients at the time of the fall.
Valid To: 30/12/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline is designed to provide direction on prolonged jaundice pathway for investigation and management
Valid To: 15/05/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline applies to Neonatal Unit medical and nursing staff for babies born at less than 28 weeks gestation who should receive prophylactic hydrocortisone.Keywords: Neonate/ neonatal/ prophylactic hydrocortisone/ CLD/ BPD/ bronchopulmonary dysplasia/ chronic lung disease
Valid To: 03/02/2024
Publication Type: Guidelines
Outline for respiratory management of babies on the neonatal unit
Valid To: 05/02/2023
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline sets out to aid medical and midwifery staff in correctly identifying those babies with a sacral dimple that requires further investigation.
Valid To: 18/03/2023
Publication Type: Guidelines
Guidelines on the use of Neonatal Parenteral Nutrition (PN) at RCH
Valid To: 29/01/2024
Publication Type: Guidelines
The policy describes how to ensure all staff understand their roles and responsibilities in supporting parents to feed and care for their baby in ways which support optimum health and well-being. This guideline works in conjunction with the Infant feeding guideline and provides specific guidance for the neonatal unit.Keywords: parents as partners in care/ close and loving relationships
Valid To: 30/06/2024
Publication Type: Procedures
This guideline outlines the management of infants requiring supra–pubic aspiration of urine
Valid To: 28/03/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
Practical approach to investigation and management of a positive newborn screen for congenital hypothyroidism
Valid To: 30/06/2024
Publication Type: Guidelines
The aim of this document is to outline the indication for, and provide guidance on the use of environmental humidity in incubators for preterm infants.
Valid To: 07/08/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
Document providing guidance on the use of the neonatal transport incubator and ventilator for internal or external patient transfers
Valid To: 13/07/2023
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline applies to all staff undertaking the procedure of umbilical line insertion for neonates. It aims to standardise the procedure and comply with current RCHT policies for central line access and ongoing care.
Valid To: 25/10/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
Step by step guidance for venepuncture process inneonates.
Valid To: 29/01/2024
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline outlines the management of an infant regarding the administration of Vitamin K. It also considers the information that needs to be provided to, and management of mothers, antenatally
Valid To: 28/02/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
How to wean a hot cot.
Valid To: 24/04/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines

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