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.
BAPM is seeking members to join a working group to review BAPM's Newborn Early Warning Trigger & Track (NEWTT) Tool. The tool was first published in 2015 and tracks patients requiring regular observations in order to detect deterioration in their clinical signs early, prompting escalation and timely assessment.
We are expanding our judging panel for the BAPM Gopi Menon Awards in 2020. If you would like to help review the applications and agree the shortlist we would love to hear from you. Any BAPM members are eligible to volunteer and we are especially keen to recruit a trainee as we do not have trainee representation on the panel at the moment.
Following on from the recent BAPM publication of the Framework for Practice on the Perinatal Management of Extreme Preterm Birth Before 27 weeks of Gestation an online survey has been developed to determine the views of UK doctors and ANNPs on resuscitation of extremely preterm infants.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a quality standard focusing on neonatal respiratory support in hospital for babies born preterm (before 37 weeks of pregnancy).
The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) is seeking to appoint Clinical Advisors to work within the HSIB’s Maternity Programme. The Clinical Advisor will be required to provide support and clinical expertise in obstetrics, neonatology, anaesthetics, critical care, or maternal medicine or related specialities. This would be to provide clinical advice and quality assurance to maternity investigations. The post holder will also be required to present the work of and be an ambassador of HSIB at relevant local and national events.