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The red hat pathway: reducing avoidable NNU admissions for hypoglycaemia

Although untreated neonatal hypoglycaemia may be a cause of long-term harm, anticipatory management of at-risk babies (eg with thermoregulation and feeding support) can prevent many unnecessary admissions. Staff at the NNU at Evelina London Children’s Hospital implemented the ‘red hat … Continue reading

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Neonatal transitional care – a concept not a place

Neonatal transitional care can reduce and prevent neonatal unit admissions and offers mothers and their babies additional support to ensure a successful transition to discharge home. This article will consider the approaches taken at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust and … Continue reading

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Resources to support safer care for full-term infants

On 23 February 2017 a Patient Safety Resource Alert was issued by NHS Improvement to support NHS providers to reduce harm leading to avoidable admissions of full-term babies. Implementation of the alert is mandatory and providers are asked to address … Continue reading

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