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How to Prepare for your Consultant Interview

Members' resource
Do you want to land that dream job? Do you struggle with preparation? Learn how best to prepare; what research you should do and best questions to ask. This handy 'How to' guide will help you land that dream consultant job. Developed by BAPM's most experienced consultant neonatologist, who have...

Infant Journal online

Members' resource
BAPM Members get free access to Infant Journal online . To request your password and login details contact tricia@infantjournal.co.uk

Use of Central Venous Catheters in Neonates - a Framework for Practice (Revised 2018)

The use of central venous catheters (CVCs) is an essential part of neonatal care allowing delivery of intravenous fluids and medication. The use of these catheters is associated with a number of complications. Whilst catheter-associated infection is well recognised and subject to scrutiny,...

**Draft** BAPM Guidance on Cot Capacity and the use of Nurse Staffing standards

**Draft – currently open for consultation** This new BAPM Guidance on Cot Capacity and the use of Nurse Staffing Standards aims to support the BAPM guidance on optimal nurse staffing which was developed in 2010. The new document concludes that: Neonatal units should make sure that their senior team...

BAPM Research Update - June 2018

Members' resource
BAPM will highlight a few published studies each month that are of interest to those working in Neonatology and also give some highlights of new research presented at significant Neonatal conferences. Follow the conversation: BAPM_Official , #FOAMNeo , #NeoEBM

National Care Principles for the Management of Congenital Diagphragmatic Hernia (2018)

In December 2014 MBRRACE-UK launched a report on the management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) based on the findings of a confidential enquiry. The cases selected for the enquiry were derived from an existing study and had been drawn from across the UK and represented all types of CDH...

**Draft ** Optimal arrangements for LNU and SCU in the UK: A Framework for Practice

**Draft – currently open for consultation** With the aim of providing guidance on the Optimal Arrangement of Local Neonatal Units (LNUs) and Special Care Units (SCUs) , akin to the BAPM Framework for Practice for Neonatal Intensive Care Units. This document is aimed at individuals, organisations...

Guidelines for the Investigation and Management of Transient Leukaemia of Down Syndrome

Between 5-30% of children with Down Syndrome are born with Transient Leukaemia of Down Syndrome (also called Transient Myeloproliferative disorder). This condition carries very high early mortality - in excess of all other childhood cancers - and significant morbidity. The British Society of...

How to Write an Abstract

Members' resource
Ever wanted to learn how to write a successful conference abstract? This guide uses the BAPM Annual Conference and Scientific Meeting abstract submission criteria as an example. Which ever event you are applying for make sure you follow the instructions given by the conference organisers.

BAPM Research Update - May 2018

Members' resource
BAPM will highlight a few published studies each month that are of interest to those working in Neonatology and also give some highlights of new research presented at significant Neonatal conferences. Follow the conversation: @BAPM_Official , #FOAMNeo , #NeoEBM

Neonatal Service Quality Indicators webinar (2018)

Members' resource
On 29th March 2018, Dr Gopi Menon , BAPM's President, and Caroline Lee-Davey , Bliss' Chief Executive, conducted a webinar to further introduce the new Neonatal Service Quality Indicators framework developed by BAPM and Bliss, and answer questions. To view the presentation, follow the link below...

Neonatal Service Quality Indicators: Standards relating to structures and processes supporting quality and patient safety in Neonatal Services (2017)

These Neonatal Service Quality Indicators define the features of a high quality neonatal service. As Service Quality Indicators, they relate to the structure and delivery of services and as such are different from Clinical Quality Indicators which relate to the quality of care of individual...

Neonatal Transitional Care - A Framework for Practice (2017)

Keeping mothers and babies together should be the cornerstone of newborn care. Neonatal Transitional Care (NTC) supports resident mothers as primary care providers for their babies with care requirements in excess of normal newborn care, but who do not require to be in a neonatal unit (NNU)...

Identification and Management of Neonatal Hypoglycaemia in the Full Term Infant – A Framework for Practice (2017)

In 2016 NHS Improvement and British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) convened a working group to develop a Framework for Practice (FfP) to: address variation in practices in the identification, management and admission thresholds of babies admitted to neonatal units for hypoglycaemia; and...

New NCCMDS, Neonatal HRGs 2016 and Reference Costs - A Guide for Clinicians (2016)

This document provides guidance to clinicians regarding the changes that have taken place to the Neonatal Critical Care Minimum Data Set, the new neonatal HRGs (HRG 2016) and information for clinicians about reference costs. The neonatal critical care minimum data set ( NCCMDS) contains the daily...

The Use of Donor Human Expressed Breast Milk in Newborn Infants - A Framework for Practice (2016)

The aim of this document is to produce a framework of best practice for the use of donor human expressed breast milk (DHM) for newborn infants in the UK. The remit of the BAPM working group was to focus on the practicalities of the use of DHM in UK neonatal units (NNU). The term ‘use’ includes...

The Provision of Parenteral Nutrition within Neonatal Services - A Framework for Practice (2016)

The BAPM working group was convened to produce a Framework for Practice on the provision of neonatal parenteral nutrition (PN) relevant to all persons involved in care of the newborn in the United Kingdom (UK), including commissioners and neonatal networks. As few as one quarter of neonates receive...

Fetal and Neonatal Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Clinical Indications, Acquisitions and Reporting - A Framework for Practice (2016)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become increasingly available to clinicians for the evaluation of the fetus and neonate. However, with the exception of MR imaging in infants with hypoxic-ischaemic encepahalopathy (HIE), there are no formal guidelines that address clinical indications and the...

National Neonatal Critical Care HRGs (2015)

Background The payment structure for neonatal care is currently determined by NCC HRGs (HRGXA01-HRGXA05) which are derived from the data items collected as the NCCMDS (Neonatal Critical Care Mandatory Data Set). This is currently based largely around BAPM (British Association of Perinatal Medicine...

Newborn Early Warning Trigger & Track (NEWTT) - a Framework for Practice (2015)

Early warning systems have been used across acute hospital care in both adult (National Early Warning Score – NEWS) and paediatric (Paediatric Early Warning – PEW) settings for a number of years. It is generally accepted that the use of such tools is valuable in detecting subtle deterioration in...

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