HSIB report highlights fetal heart rate monitoring equipment issues

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) investigation that underpins the report was launched after a review of maternity investigations identified common issues related to the use of cardiotograph (CTG) machines. The initial review consisted of 39 maternity investigations into intrapartum stillbirths and neonatal deaths. An examination of another 138 completed maternity investigations provided further insight with 238 findings across those reports that referenced issues with CTG monitoring in some form.

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Stillbirth prevention and respectful bereavement care

This Cochrane Special Collection has been created to highlight evidence-based interventions to reduce stillbirth and improve care for families after stillbirth and in a subsequent pregnancy, identify women at increased risk of stillbirth, and improve knowledge of causes of and contributors to stillbirth.

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Changes in PDA treatment strategy and respiratory outcomes: Optimal timings and shunts to intervene … continuing the long conversation

EBNEO (Evidence Based Neonatal Review)

Do premature infants benefit from closure of Patent Ductus arteriosus (PDA) compared to those who are managed conservatively in preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) earlier in the postnatal period?

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Comparison of rectal and axillary temperature measurements in preterm newborns

The aim of this study is to compare rectal and axillary temperatures in preterm newborns on admission to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Abstract available in ADC Fetal & Neonatal edition, 2021, Vol. 106 Iss. 5
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Heart rate during the first 24 hours in term-born infants

Heart rate (HR) is an important clinical parameter in newborn infants, but normal ranges are poorly defined. Our aim was to establish normal reference ranges and individual variations in HR as obtained by auscultation in healthy term-born infants during the first 24 hours of life.

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