What is perinatal optimisation?
Perinatal optimisation refers to the process of reliably delivering evidence-based interventions in the antenatal, intrapartum and neonatal period to improve preterm outcomes.
The BAPM Perinatal Optimisation Pathway covers seven key elements. Each element is supported by resources, a toolkit and a webinar. (The antenatal interventions are combined into one toolkit, the peripartum interventions each have their own.) Reliable delivery of the this Pathway depends on a strong teamworking culture.
- Optimising place of birth
- Optimal antenatal steroids
- Magnesium sulphate
- Intrapartum antibiotics