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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
The purpose of this guideline is to inform all neonatal staff of the appropriate assessment, management and documentation of neonatal pain.
Valid To: 30/06/2019
Publication Type: Guidelines
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
• This guideline applies to clinical staff involved in the care of newborn babies managed by the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust. • To ensure a consistent and safe approach to the management of infants with ambiguous genitalia. • To minimize uncertainty and distress to families at what is a difficult time.
Valid To: 10/08/2020
Publication Type: Guidelines
Clinical management, treatment, blood tests. Folic acid supplement. Follow up for DAT positive infants jaundiced in neonatal period -Direct Antiglobulin Test
Valid To: 06/03/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline is for the use of medical and nursing staff involved in the discharge planning meetings of infants from the neonatal unit
Valid To: 01/08/2019
Publication Type: Guidelines
Guidance in the suggested schedule of health checks for Downs Syndrome
Valid To: 31/07/2020
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 pre-term infants.
Valid To: 30/09/2018
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: 31/03/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline outlines the clinical management of infants presenting with eye infections within the neonatal period.
Valid To: 28/07/2019
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline is designed to ensure the implementation of a standardised approach to the diagnosis of infants with a suspected heart murmur and a suspected heart murmur and their subsequent management.
Valid To: 20/05/2019
Publication Type: Guidelines
Heated Humidified Nasal Canulae - use of Vapotherm for Respiratory Support
Valid To: 12/12/2020
Publication Type: Guidelines
Guideline outlining best practice and full guidance in obtaining a heel prick sample from an infant or child
Valid To: 01/06/2020
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 is designed to ensure the implementation of a standardised approach to the investigation and management of neonatal hypoglycaemia
Valid To: 27/11/2020
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline is designed to provide guidance on the management of an infant diagnosed with hypospadias
Valid To: 03/04/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline is designed to ensure the implementation of a standardised approach to the assessment of infants diagnosed with neonatal hypotonia
Valid To: 30/06/2019
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline outlines the clinical responsibilities of staff involved in the immunisation of an infant or child.
Valid To: 30/11/2019
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: 30/11/2019
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: 22/01/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
Procedure for peripheral intravenous canulation, equipment required, technique to be used, documentation and monitoring required
Valid To: 01/08/2019
Publication Type: Guidelines
This local guideline encompasses recognition, investigation and management of neonatal jaundice due to unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia. Investigation and management of prolonged neonatal jaundice and conjugated hyperbilirubinaemia are covered in separate local guidelines
Valid To: 30/11/2019
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
Guidance in the Investigation and Management of Late Onset Sepsis on the Neonatal Unit
Valid To: 31/07/2020
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline outlines procedure for undertaking a neonatal Lumbar Puncture
Valid To: 03/04/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline outlines the clinical screening and subsequent management of infants born to mothers with genital Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
Valid To: 30/06/2019
Publication Type: Guidelines
Practical approach to investigation and management of a positive newborn screen for congenital hypothyroidism
Valid To: 01/06/2021
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 operational guidance sets out the responsibilities and processes for Medical staff and Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in clinical assessment, review and handover of babies within the neonatal service
Valid To: 01/08/2019
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline is designed to ensure the implementation of a standardised approach to the management of infants at risk of metabolic bone disease
Valid To: 21/02/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
Guideline for use of ng /no tubes in neonates and child health
Valid To: 16/03/2018
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: 28/12/2021
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: 16/03/2018
Publication Type: Guidelines
Approach to Neonatal Intubations, management of complications and the 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: 01/08/2019
Publication Type: Guidelines
The guidelines 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.
Valid To: 31/05/2021
Publication Type: Policies
The guideline is to guide midwifery and neonatal staff to the recognition and management of neonatal testicular torsion.
Valid To: 28/03/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
Guidelines on the use of Neonatal Parenteral Nutrition (PN) at RCH
Valid To: 31/05/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
Guidance in the management of Neonatal Undescended Testes
Valid To: 31/07/2020
Publication Type: Guidelines
The aim of this document is to outline the indication for, and provide guidance onThe 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.
Valid To: 01/07/2019
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline outlines the management of an infant regarding the administration of Oral Probiotics (Infloran)
Valid To: 10/04/2020
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
Valid To: 28/11/2020
Publication Type: Guidelines
Identification and administration of Palivizumab to at risk babies. Aimed at clinical staff who are involved in managing neonates and infants with chronic lung disease and congenital heart disease
Valid To: 27/03/2021
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: 16/03/2018
Publication Type: Guidelines
Advice sheet and letter to advise parents and GPs on the use of pharmacological agents to stimulate breast milk production.
Valid To: 01/03/2019
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: 30/11/2019
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 sets out to aid medical and midwifery staff in correctly identifying those babies with a sacral dimple that requires further investigation.
Valid To: 04/11/2019
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline outlines the process of obtaining a neonatal post mortem skin biopsy.
Valid To: 30/06/2019
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline outlines the management of infants requiring supra–pubic aspiration of urine
Valid To: 28/03/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This document is designed to provide a standardised approach to commencing Targeted Tidal Volume (TTV) ventilation to an intubated infant on the Neonatal Unit
Valid To: 31/05/2021
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: 07/02/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
To ensure safe, effective and evidence based assessment and management of tongue tie in babies
Valid To: 31/07/2020
Publication Type: Guidelines
Criteria for Total body Cooling for neonates after HIE. Application of CFM monitoring. Guidance for medical and nursing care of cooled baby
Valid To: 30/11/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
Guidelines for checking of Neonatal Unit transport incubator. Includes weekly check list.
Valid To: 07/07/2018
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: 25/04/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
To provide guidance on the transmission, diagnosis and management of Varicella Zoster virus in the newborn
Valid To: 30/06/2019
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