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Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated11 Apr 2019

Abdominal paracentesis is a medical procedure where the abdominal cavity is punctured to obtain fluid for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.

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Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated21 Nov 2018

Blood pressure disorders encountered in neonates, monitoring of blood pressure and normal ranges.

The recognition and treatment of hypotension is particularly important to avoid complications such as cerebral ischaemic... Read more...

Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated21 Nov 2018

Developmental care is an approach to individualise care of infants to maximise neurological development and reduce long-term cognitive and behavioural problems.

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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...

Published Date16 Mar 2018
Last Updated23 Nov 2018

Lumbar puncture to sample cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) may be a necessary component of investigating an unwell neonate.

Investigations performed on CSF include:

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Published Date22 Mar 2018
Last Updated21 Nov 2018
Management Management includes: Prepare and check resuscitation equipment in advance. Transfer the infant to the resuscitation area immediately and without stimulation. Assess the... Read more...