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Newborn Care

RPA Newborn Care Clinical 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 clinical guideline

NHMRC LOE and GOR evidence_statement_form 

 
 


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A

Antenatal Corticosteroids
Anthropometry - Growth & Measurement 
Antidepressant Medication Exposure during Pregnancy & Lactation
Apnoea & Bradycardia


B

Bacterial Infection
Bilious Vomiting
Blood Product Transfusion

 

C

Candida Infection
Chronic Lung Disease
Circulatory Support
COVID19 Management of the Newborn
Conjugated Hyperbilirubinaemia

 

D

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
Donor Human Milk Program RPAH
Donor human milk: NSW Health and Australian Red Cross Blood Service Partnership Service Protocol

 

E

Early Management of Extremely Preterm and/or Extremely Low Birthweight Infants
Early Pulse Oximetry Screening
Enteral Nutrition for the Preterm Infant
Extravasation injuries

 

G

General Movements Assessment
 

H

Hepatitis B Prevention & Vaccination
Hepatitis C - (See Perinatal Infections)
Herpes simplex type 1 & 2 - (See Perinatal Infections)
High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation
Home Nasogastric Tube Feeding
Home Oxygen

Human Immunodeficiency Virus - (See Perinatal Infections)
Hyperglycaemia 
Hyperkalaemia
Hypoglycaemia

I

Infection Prevention & Control
Immunisations in Newborn Care
Immunisation Schedule

Intraventricular Haemorrhage

 

J

Jaundice
Jaundice - Conjugated (
see Conjugated Hyperbilirubinaemia)

K

Kangaroo Mother Care
 

L

Late Premature Infant
 

M

Management of Infants of Mothers with Thyroid Disease
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
Metabolic Bone Disease

 

N

Necrotising Enterocolitis
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Neonatal Clinical Emergency Response System (CERS)
Neonatal Early Assessment Program (NEAP)
Neonatal Presentations to the Emergency Department
Newborn Care Admission Policy
Newborn Care Discharge Policy
Non-invasive Ventilation & CPAP

 

O

Oxygen Saturation Screening for CHD
Oxygen Therapy

P

Pain Management & Sedation
Parenteral Nutrition
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Perinatal Infections (ASID Guidelines)
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter
Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)

Pneumothorax
Polycythaemia
Pre-medication for Intubation
Pressure Injury & Management

Plagiocephaly - NSW Health
Post-mortem - NSW Perinatal Service

R

Renal Pelvic Dilatation
Resuscitation - ANZCOR Flow Chart
Resuscitation - ANZCOR guidelines
Retinopathy of Prematurity

S

Safe Management of Expressed Breast Milk in Hospital
Seizures
SIDS & Safe Sleeping
Small Baby Guideline
Stillbirth, Neonatal Death & Second Trimester Loss
Subgaleal Haemorrhage
Sudden Unexpected Collapse of Infant (SUDI) 
Surfactant - Preterm
Surfactant - Term
Syphilis - (See Perinatal Infections)

T

Thyroid Disease – (See Management of Infants of Mothers with Thyroid Disease)
Therapeutic Hypothermia for Neonatal Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy (HIE)

U

Umbilical Venous Catheters

V

Ventilation-Volume Guarantee
Ventilation - HFOV

 



Parent Information / Additional Resources

Antenatal Steroids Parent Information
COVID19 Parent Information
General Movements Parent Info
Infants of HBsAg positive mothers letter to GP Template
Neonatal Encephalopathy Chart
Retinopathy of Prematurity: Parent information.
Retinopathy of Prematurity - Laser SWP
SHIFT TEST - Protocol
SHIFT TEST - Parent information
TPN Appendix: TPN Formulations
Consensus neonatal tailored parenteral nutrition order form