Neonatal Guidelines

 

A Title Last Review Next Review
Abstinence and Withdrawal from Drugs Aug 16 Aug 21
Antibiotic Policy Apr 17 Apr 22
Aseptic Non Touch Technique – ANTT Feb 18 Feb 21

 

B Title Last Review Next Review
Bereavement Guidelines May 18 Nov 19
Birthday Cuddle Guideline Oct 18 Oct 21
Blood Culture Guideline for Neonatal Patients May 18 May 23
Blood Spot Screening in the Newborn Nov 14 Nov 19
Blood Transfusion, Neonatal Unit – see the Haematology guidelines on Trust intranet Jul 17 Jul 20
Blood Transfusion Policy and Related Guidelines for Neonatal and Paediatric Patients Jun 17 Jul 20
Budesonide in Preterm Babies Aug 18 Aug 21

 

C Title Last Review Next Review
Cannulation Care Policy Nov 14 Nov 19
Cardiac Problems:

Cleft Palate – examination in babies Oct 17 Oct 22
Co-bedding of babies Nov 14 Nov 19
CFM (cerebral function monitoring) – see Cooling Guideline
Collapse – Sudden Postnatal Collapse Feb 17 Feb 22
Community Paediatric Referral Process Jun 13 Jun 18
Congenital Dislocation of the Hip – See Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
Cooling and Managing Neonatal Encephalopathy:

Mar 15 Mar 20
Cooling – Tecotherm Instructions for Use Feb 17 Feb 22
Cot Capacity Issues Nov 18 Nov 22
Cranial Ultrasound

Oct 16 Oct 21

 

D Title Last Review Next Review
Daily Update for NICU Proforma Nov 14 Nov 19
Delayed Cord Clamping Jun 19 Jun 24
Developmental Care

   
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hips

Mar 17 Mar 22
Developmental Follow-up Jun 15 Jun 20
Documentation

Downs Syndrome – Management

Mar 17 Mar 22
Drug Administration Errors Nov 14 Nov 19
Drugs – see Neonatal Drug Formulary on Trust intranet
Drug Withdrawal – see Neonatal Abstinence
Dysphagia Service Dec 17 Dec 19

 

E Title Last Review Next Review
Early onset sepsis in Neonates Aug 19 Apr 24
ECMO Aug 16 Aug 21
Education

Encephalopathy and Seizure in the Newborn Mar 15 Mar 20
Enteral Feeding on NICU Feb 18 Feb 21
Equipment Competencies – see Trust intranet
Exchange Transfusion – see Jaundice – Exchange Transfusion and Immunoglobulin
Expression of Breast Milk and Cleaning of Breast Kits Feb 18 Feb 21
Extravasation Injuries Mar 16 Apr 21
Extreme Prematurity

Extremely Premature Delivery Guideline Nov 14 Nov 19

 

F Title Last Review Next Review
Feeding and Nutrition (Neonatal):
Starting and Increasing Feeds: Clinical Pathway May 18 May 21
Vitamins and Additives Feb 18 Feb 23
Weighing Baby Guideline – see Maternity guidelines on Trust intranet
Fluids and PN:
Glucose Infusion Rates in Preterm PN Dec 18 Dec 23
How to prescribe PN in NICU Oct 14 Oct 19
Parenteral Nutrition Guideline Dec 18 Dec 23
Formulary – See Neonatal Drug Formulary on Trust intranet

 

G Title Last Review Next Review
Gastroschisis and Exomphalos Initial Management Jan 18 Jan 22
Glucose Infusion Calculations Mar 17 Mar 22
Grand round preparation Apr 16 Apr 21
Group B Streptococcus – see Early onset sepsis in Neonates Aug 19 Apr 24
Guthrie – see Blood Spot

 

H Title Last Review Next Review
Handwashing Oct 14 Oct 19
Hearing Screen Referral Jul 19 Jul 21
Heart Valve Donation Nov 18 Nov 22
Heart Valve / Organ Donation for Children and Young People – Parent Information Jan 19
Hepatitis B:

Aug 18 Aug 23
Hepatitis C positive mothers – neonatal management Feb 09 Feb 12
Hernia Repair Referral – Neonatal Oct 14 Oct 19
Herpes – Genital Herpes management in pregnancy Oct 17 Oct 22
Herpes Simplex in Staff and Parents Jun 14 Jun 19
HIV and Management of babies born to HIV positive mothers Dec 09 Dec 12
Hot Cot Use Nov 16 Nov 21
Humidification in NICU Feb 17 Feb 22
Hyperglycaemia: Neonatal Management Aug 17 Aug 22
Hypoglycaemia

Aug 17 Aug 22
Hypotension Oct 15 Oct 17

 

I Title Last Review Next Review
Induction Booklet for Locums (Neonates) Feb 17 Feb 22
Infection Control – Lines Bloods and CLABSIs Jul 14 Jul 19
Infusions – Prevention of Error NICU Aug 14 Aug 19
Intubation Drugs on NICU Oct 17 Oct 22
IVIg Request Form Feb 13 Feb 16

 

J Title Last Review Next Review
Jaundice

Feb 19 Feb 24

 

K Title Last Review Next Review
Kidney Problems – Neonatal

Feb 17 Feb 22

 

L Title Last Review Next Review
LISA Procedure Sep 18 Sep 23
Lone Worker Policy – see Trust policy
Long Line Insertion Oct 14 Oct 19

 

M Title Last Review Next Review
Management of the ventilated infant

Sep 17 Sep 19
Metabolic Bone Disease Dec 16 Dec 21
MRSA – Screening Control and Decolonisation

  • MRSA Protocol Sheet (May 2018) – see Trust intranet
May 18 May 22

 

N Title Last Review Next Review
Nasogastric Feeds – see leaflets on Trust intranet
Giving Milk via the Nasogastric Tube to your Baby at Home Apr 18 Apr 21
Nasogastric Tube Feeding Your Baby Apr 18 Apr 21
Tube Feeding My Baby – Parents Checklist May 18 May 21
Naso-Jejunal Tube Insertion May 18 Jan 22
NIPE Dec 16 Dec 21

 

O Title Last Review Next Review
Outpatient Appointment Guideline Nov 14 Nov 19
Oxygen:

Jun 15 Jun 18

 

P Title Last Review Next Review
PACS – Uploading external images Sep 16 Sep 21
Pain: Sucrose and non-drug pain relief, PINC score Nov 14 Nov 19
Palliative Care

Nov 13 Nov 16
Peripheral Arterial Access in Neonates Mar 19 Mar 24
Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in the Newborn (PPHN) Feb 14 Aug 16
Phlebotomy Clinic

Sep 18 Sep 23
Physiotherapy – Neonatal Referrals Oct 14 Oct 19
Pneumothorax May 19 May 24
Polycythaemia Guideline Jul 12 Jul 15
Post Mortem

Jun 13 Jun 15
Post Natal Wards

Mar 18 Mar 23
Probiotics:

Mar 17 Mar 22

 

R Title Last Review Next Review
Rapid Access Clinic (Neonatal):

Sep 18 Sep 20
Resuscitation / Stabilisation:

Risks of Infection in Newborn Babies Jul 19 Jun 22
ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity) Laser Treatment May 15 May 20
ROP Laser Treatment – Parents (BLISS) Oct 14 Oct 19

 

S Title Last Review Next Review
Seizures – see Encephalopathy and Seizures in the Newborn Mar 15 Mar 20
Sepsis – see Early onset sepsis in Neonates Aug 19 Apr 24
Skin Care:

Mar 16 Feb 21
Sticky Eyes Dec 18 Dec 23
Stoma Care Mar 16 Apr 21
Sucrose and non-drug Pain Relief – see Pain guideline
Surfactant:

Supporting your baby’s development 23-26 weeks NICU Jun 19 Jun 22
Supporting your baby’s development 26-28 weeks NICU Jun 19 Jun 22
Supporting your baby’s development 28-30 weeks NICU Jun 19 Jun 22
Supporting your baby’s development 30-32 weeks NICU Jun 19 Jun 22
Supporting your baby’s development 32-36 weeks NICU Jun 19 Jun 22
Supporting your baby’s development 36-40 weeks NICU Jun 19 Jun 22

 

T Title Last Review Next Review
Thyroid problems:

May 15 May 20
Transcutaneous CO2 Monitoring in NICU Mar 19 Mar 24
Transfers between Neonatal Unit and Ash Ward Oct 14 Oct 19
Transitional Care:

 

Patient leaflets:

  • Transitional Care Unit – see leaflets on Trust intranet
  • Transitional Care Unit (for Joan Booker Patients) – see leaflets on Trust intranet
Mar 19 Mar 22
Transport (Neonatal):

Jul 14
Sep 12
Jan 19
Jan 19
Jan 19
Jan 19
Jan 19

Jan 22
Jan 22
Jan 22
Jan 22
Jan 22

Trigger List Jun 16 Jun 20

 

U Title Last Review Next Review
Umbilical Lines and Infusions Feb 17 Feb 22

 

V Title Last Review Next Review
Vapotherm Use in NICU Sep 17 Sep 22
Videolaryngocope:

Mar 18 Mar 21
Vitamin K Guideline Nov 17 Nov 22

 

W Title Last Review Next Review
Weight loss management:

May 17 May 19

 

X Title Last Review Next Review
X-rays on the Neonatal Unit Oct 14 Oct 19