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WHO recommendations on home-based records for maternal, newborn and child health

Overview A home-based record is a health document used to record the history of health services received by an individual. It is kept in the household, in either paper or electronic format, by the individual or their caregiver and is … Continue reading

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NICE guidance for developmental follow-up of children born preterm

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline Developmental Follow-up of Children and Young People Born Preterm highlights potential risk factors to infant development and recommends enhanced surveillance and monitoring for infants born at less than 28 weeks’ … Continue reading

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Barriers and facilitators related to the uptake of four strategies to prevent neonatal early-onset group B haemolytic streptococcus disease: a qualitative study

Actions to prevent early onset disease in neonates are based on different strategies including administering antibiotic prophylaxis during labour in case of 1) maternal GBS colonisation (screening strategy), 2) identified risk factors (risk-based strategy) or 3) a combination of these … Continue reading

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Pregnancy loss and the death of a baby: guidelines for professionals

Pregnancy Loss and the Death of a Baby: Guidelines for professionals  4th edition 2016 Since the Sands Guidelines were first published in 1991, they have become widely recognised as an essential benchmark for good practice when caring for parents who … Continue reading

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Revisiting the role of consent in neonatal medicine: legal considerations and the need for empirical research

This article discusses available data that indicate that approximately three quarters of UK neonatal units have no guidelines for obtaining consent and that there is substantial variation in practice in obtaining consent for different neonatal procedures To read article abstract … Continue reading

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