This Month's QI Story - Labour Ward Cuddles <30 Weeks

This QI Story comes from Imperial Neonatal Service in London. The team undertook a feasibility study to assess the safety of delivery room cuddles for babies born < 30 weeks gestation.

As part of the golden hour stabilisation for babies born < 30 weeks, if certain safety criteria were met during resuscitation, parents were offered a short 5-10 minute delivery room cuddle while covered in plastic bag and on respiratory support supervised by a consultant neonatologist.

Read their full story here:

Labour Ward Cuddles <30 Weeks Gestation - Nov 2019

Previous QI Stories:

NeoThermal: Reducing Rates of Neonatal Hypothermia - Aug 2019

Unite - Keeping Families Together - Reducing Term Admissions - April 2019

#neoPremQI – Optimising care and outcomes for preterm babies <32 weeks with a package of evidence based perinatal interventions - Jan 2019


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QI Storyboard Group: Sarah Bates (Lead)Lauren Shaw, Hilary Cruickshank


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