Newborn infant physical examination
The Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) can be performed by any health professional deemed suitably qualified (Public Health England, 2016) Health professionals must, however, be educated,...
It is widely accepted that the midwife, having received specialist training, is the appropriate health professional to conduct the newborn infant physical examination (NIPE) on low-risk infants...
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...
In the UK, all parents are offered the newborn infant physical examination (NIPE) for their baby as part of the Child Health Promotion Programme (Department of Health (DH), 2004; National Institute...
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