NETS clinical guidelines

These clinical guidelines are concise protocols for management of babies on retrieval. For more detailed neonatal guidelines, please refer to the King Edward Hospital (Women and Newborn Health Service) NCCU clinical Guidelines.


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These Guidelines provide a collection of recommendations, protocols and procedures to guide the practice of both medical and nursing personnel within NETS WA.

The information, management regimes and protocols within these Guidelines have been designed with regard to reducing inappropriate variation in practice and promotion of appropriate care for specific clinical circumstances.

Neonatal care involves a wide range of interventions and draws on a diverse evidence base. It is imperative that our clinical staff possess the knowledge and skills to identify specific requirements, rationale and potential complications of each procedure before commencing any care.

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