This BAPM Framework for Practice provides guidance on therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy. The framework covers case selection, parent / carer communication, recommendations for infants who fall outside of current criteria, investigations, network and transport implications, nursing care, prognostication, reorientation of care, follow-up, governance and future research.
MBRRACE-UK have released guidance on the 'Determination of signs of life following spontaneous births before 24+0 weeks of gestation where, following discussion with parents, active survival-focused care is not appropriate.'
BAPM is seeking members to join a working group to review BAPM's framework for Practice on ‘Fetal & Neonatal Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Clinical Indications, Acquisitions and Reporting’. The framework was first published in 2016 and includes recommendations on the following areas:
BAPM has published a QI Toolkit on Antenatal Optimisation for Preterm Infants less than 34 weeks. The toolkit provides an implementation strategy for units and networks who wish to improve compliance with key evidence-based AO interventions to improve preterm outcomes.
BAPM is looking for volunteers to take part in a series of focus groups to determine BAPM's strategy and work plan for the next 3 years. The outcomes of the discussion will be shared with the BAPM Executive Committee in help with the preparation of the strategic plan for 2021-24. BAPM's current strategic plan is available here.