The babies most at risk of disability should have standardised developmental follow-up at two years’ corrected age. They are:
3. HIE and cooled
4. Mod-severe HIE and not cooled (e.g. <36/40, postnatal collapse)
It is also suggested for all neonates that have been admitted to a neonatal unit and are still having follow-up at 2 years of age.
A guideline is being developed by NICE on developmental follow-up for preterm babies.
Previously published: 11/10/13, 28/05/14