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Published Date15 Mar 2018
Last Updated21 Nov 2018

Preterm babies should be vaccinated according to the recommended schedule, without correction for prematurity, provided that they are well and that there are no contraindications.

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Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated21 Nov 2018

Evaluating when is the right time to transition a preterm infant to an open cot is an essential skill for staff in the special care nursery (SCN).

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Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated21 Nov 2018

Child abuse can be physical, sexual or emotional. Physical abuse is any non-accidental injury to a child. Sexual abuse is when a child (under 17) is forced by an adult to engage in any kind of sexual activity. Emotional abuse can involve... Read more...

Published Date14 Mar 2018
Last Updated21 Nov 2018

An inguinal hernia is a peritoneal pouch that extends through the inguinal canal, sometimes as far as the scrotum. The bowel can also pass into it.

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Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated21 Nov 2018

Intramuscular (IM) injections in neonates may be required to administer medications or vaccines.

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Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated21 Nov 2018

During the first week of life the umbilical vein is a convenient route for obtaining vascular access during emergencies.

The intraosseous (IO) route provides an option for establishing rapid venous access in an emergency after that time... Read more...

Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated21 Nov 2018

Apart from acid-base balance, electrolyte levels immediately after birth reflect maternal electrolyte status and are therefore only useful as a baseline. The exception might be a mother who has been water overloaded during labour causing both her... Read more...

Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated21 Nov 2018

Intravenous (IV) infusions may be required for infants who cannot commence enteral feeds.

These recommendations for IV infusions are to guide the care of infants admitted to a special care nursery (SCN) who cannot commence enteral feeds... Read more...

Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated11 Jul 2019

If unfamiliar with the technique of intubation, continue to provide mask ventilation until experienced help arrives. Most infants can be adequately managed with effective positive pressure ventilation (PPV) using a T-piece device or a self-... Read more...