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
       
  Developmental Care

Jun 15 Jun 20
       
  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 May 18 Apr 20
  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 May 18 Apr 20
  Guthrie – see Blood Spot    

 

H Title Last Review Next Review
  Handwashing Oct 14 Oct 19
  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
       
  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 Nov 14 Nov 17
  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:

   
       
  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 May 20 Apr 20
       
  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:

   

 

T Title Last Review Next Review
  Thyroid problems:

May 15 May 20
       
  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
Apr 17 Apr 19
       
  Transport (Neonatal):

 
 
Jul 14
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Jan 22
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  Trigger List Jun 16 Jun 20

 

U Title Last Review Next Review
  Umbilical Cord Milking < 30 weeks Sep 18 Sep 23
  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