Neonatal

Infant dry skin: Clinical practice and the evidence to support it

Many midwives would agree that the priorities in maternity care mostly centre around intrapartum and antenatal care, and that postnatal care has long been the ‘Cinderella’ of the maternity service...

Education provision for the newborn physical examination as a post-registration module: National survey

In recent years there has been a gradual move towards qualified midwives undertaking the newborn infant physical examination (NIPE) as part of their extended role The reasons behind this have been...

Including the newborn physical examination in the pre-registration midwifery curriculum: National survey

Midwives are responsible for undertaking a preliminary examination of the newborn at birth to ascertain any obvious signs of abnormality and, thereafter, to undertake a daily examination in accordance...

National survey of current practice standards for the newborn and infant physical examination

The newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) is an integral part of child health surveillance in the UK, with current standards recommending all babies have a NIPE performed within 72 hours of...

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