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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

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...

Use of Central Venous Catheters in Neonates - a Framework for Practice (2015)

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,...

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...

Optimal Arrangements for Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the UK including guidance on their medical staffing (2014)

The aim of this document is to provide guidance on the optimal activity of Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in the UK. Optimal is defined as providing a combination of the lowest mortality and morbidity, the best cost effectiveness and the best baby and parent experience. A NICU is defined as...

Matching Knowledge and Skills for Qualified in Specialty (QIS) Neonatal Nurses: a core syllabus for clinical competency (2012)

Uniformity of qualification and competence throughout the UK can only be achieved by providing clear expectations of a standard knowledge content that supports skills performance in practice. Initial discussion within the group identified 4 sections to support standard qualification. These were,...

Categories of Care (2011)

The 2001 categories of care replaced the 1996 categories of care. In the subsequent 10 years, neonatal care changed and it was recognised that the 2001 categories were no longer fully fit for the purpose they were designed for. Examples include: 1. The categories lacked some of the interventions...

Neonatal Support for Stand Alone Midwifery Led Units (MLUs): A Framework for Practice (2011)

This document refers specifically to the provision of neonatal support for delivery units that are not co-located with obstetric services and where there is no immediate access to neonatal or paediatric staff. This type of service is provided across the UK in Stand Alone Midwifery Led Units,...

Guidelines for the Investigation of Newborn Infants who suffer a Sudden and Unexpected Postnatal Collapse (endorsed by BAPM)

This document is intended to provide guidance for the appropriate investigation of infants who suffer a sudden and unexpected collapse in the first week after birth. The guideline covers investigation of both survivors and those who die. It takes account of published guidance for the investigation...

Service Standards for Hospitals Providing Neonatal Care (3rd edition) (2010)

Neonatal care has developed over the last fifty years and practice has been strongly founded on both basic science and clinical research. Other practice has developed upon the strengths of clinical experience and observation. The recommendations that follow represent a professional view of the...

Palliative Care (supportive and end of life care) - A Framework for Clinical Practice in Perinatal Medicine (2010)

“Palliative care for fetus, neonate or infant with life limiting conditions is an active and total approach to care, from the point of diagnosis or recognition, throughout the child’s life, death and beyond. It embraces physical, emotional, social and spiritiual elements and focuses on the...

Position Statement on Therapeutic Cooling for Neonatal Encephalopathy (2010)

BAPM Position Statement on Therapeutic Cooling for Neonatal Encephalopathy Perinatal asphyxia severe enough to cause neonatal hypoxic‐ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) occurs in approximately 3/1000 births in the UK. The risk of death or severe handicap in survivors of moderate or severe HIE is...

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