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Newborn Care

RPA Newborn Care Procedural and Equipment Guidelines

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Disclaimer: These clinical aids are made available on-line as a stimulus for interchange of knowledge and ideas in the field of Neonatology. They are provided "as-is" and without support or warranty of any kind. Many of the protocols presented here may not be appropriate for use in nurseries other than at RPA, especially in non-Australian institutions. Some items are more up to date than others. Although we use these materials ourselves, and have verified all information to the best of our ability, no responsibility is accepted for their use outside this department

Template for procedure guideline

Template for equipment guideline


Abdominal wall defects
Ambient lighting
Ambient noise
BRAINZ Monitor
Caesarean Roles
Caesarean section; attendance
Congenital Diapragmatic Hernia
Cue based care
Discharge check list (under review)
Discharge procedures (under review)
Disinfection and Cleaning of Feeding Equipment 
Early assessment of infants with a low cord pH

Endotracheal suction
Enteral feeding
Eucerin guideline
Exchange transfusion
Extravasation dressing
Hamilton Ventilator
High flow support
High Frequency Ventilation
Fall (Drop) Prevention
Immuno-supportive oral care
Lumbar Puncture
MRI scans
Neonatal Emergencies in ED

Neural tube defects
Newborn Screening (NSW)
Nitric Oxide
Non-nutritive sucking
Oxygen administration
Oxygen in CLD
Open care systems
Percutaneous Long Lines
Positioning (under review)
Positive touch
Safe Sleeping
Stoma Care
Thermal Management (under review)
Tracheo-oesophageal Fistula
Transport Guidelines