Category Archives: Management

Tip 6: Healthy Start

Healthy Start is a scheme in the UK that gives free food (milk or infant formula, fresh fruit and vegetables) and multivitamins to pregnant women & children <4 years of age, if their family is receiving certain government benefits. External … Continue reading

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Tip 116: NNAP

NNAP (the National Neonatal Audit Project) was established in January 2006, commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP). The audit addresses 13 questions and collects data on every baby admitted to a neonatal unit. External link: NNAP Previously published: 29/05/14, 18/05/15  

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Tip 96: palliative care

“Infants for whom a decision has been made to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment” can be classified into five categories, which are abbreviated below. A condition not compatible with long term survival. A condition which carries a high risk of significant … Continue reading

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Tip 93: neonatal death

“Four out of five neonatal deaths occur after withdrawing or withholding life-sustaining treatment. The life span of these infants may extend from minutes to weeks, months or years. Throughout this period, care must be tailored to individual needs of the … Continue reading

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Tip 116: NNAP

NNAP was established in January 2006, commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP). The audit addresses eleven questions and collects data on every baby admitted to a neonatal unit. External link: NNAP First published: 29/05/14

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Tip 111: BLISS

BLISS is a charity set up to help parents and carers of “babies born too soon, too small, too sick”. They aim to improve the quality of care delivered on neonatal units by medical and nursing staff, as well as … Continue reading

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Tip 96: palliative care

“Infants for whom a decision has been made to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment” can be classified into five categories: 1: An antenatal or postnatal diagnosis of a condition which is not compatible with long term survival, e.g. bilateral renal … Continue reading

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