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Tip 111: BLISS

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

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Tip 102: UVC position

The tip of an umbilical venous catheter (UVC) should be outside the cardiac sillouette at approximately T8-T9 and it should be possible to freely aspirate blood. A UVC tip sited at or below T10 carries a significantly higher risk of … Continue reading

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Tip 106: UAC position

The tip of an umbilical arterial catheter (UAC) should be either high at T6 -T11 (associated with a lower incidence of vascular complications but no difference in NEC) or low at L3 – L5. The ductus arteriosus is at T4 … Continue reading

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February doctors’ changeover

Dear all, For those of you changing jobs today, I wish you all the best for safe travels, a nice welcome to your new team and a good start to the job. If you have found Neonatal Tips useful over … Continue reading

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Tip 69: oxygen saturations at birth

Acceptable pre-ductal saturations according to the NLS 2012 guidelines: 60% at 2 minutes 70% at 3 minutes 80% at 4 minutes 85% at 5 minutes 90% at 10 minutes Reference: Resuscitation Council, UK. Neonatal Life Support Guideline, 2012.

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Happy New Year!

Dear readers, I hope that you have a wonderful 2018. All the best, Hazel

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Fun 5: meetings

The consultant tried some different faces before deciding which one to wear to handover.

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