Resources: BAPM publications

How to Prepare for your Consultant Interview

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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...

**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

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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...

How to Write an Abstract

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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 giving you lots of tips on how to maximise your chances of success of getting your abstracts accepted.

BAPM Research Update - May 2018

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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)

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

****CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW**** The Management of Babies Born Extremely Preterm at less than 26 weeks of Gestation: a Framework for Clinical Practice at the Time of Birth (2008)

Management of the delivery of an extremely preterm baby is one of the most challenging aspects of perinatal medicine. The ethical, social, economic and legal issues have recently been reviewed by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. The professions and advocates for parents were encouraged to...

Management of Acute In-Utero Transfers: a Framework for Practice (2008)

This document refers to the management of acute in-utero transfer (IUT). It does not deal with elective transfer of care or the on-going management following the routine detection of fetal anomalies. It is intended as a framework to inform development of local network guidelines.

Guideline for the Screening and Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity (2008)

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is one of the few causes of childhood visual disability which is largely preventable. Many extremely preterm babies will develop some degree of ROP although in the majority this never progresses beyond mild disease which resolves spontaneously without treatment. A...