Over 90% of premature babies now survive the immediate postpartum period, but the resultant morbidity can be significant and takes a high toll on families. Each year 1 in 233 babies are stillborn and 1 in 380 babies die within the first 4 weeks of birth (ONS 2016). The UK has one of the highest neonatal mortality rates in Europe, 75% of these deaths were babies under 2500g. Predictive methods need to be learnt in order to prevent future deaths from occurring.
Aims of the Course
- To provide an evidence-based clinical overview of care for babies at risk of preterm birth, fetal growth restriction, and stillbirth
- To be aware of and conversant in prediction, prevention, and management of preterm birth
- To understand and implement the best evidence in relation to the screening, diagnosis and management of SGA/FGR babies
- To understand the origins of stillbirth and implement practical interventions to reduce its incidence
Please note: Interactive workstations will be in groups of no more than 12, each with experienced faculty drawn from all relevant groups.
This course is for all clinical staff with an interest in preterm delivery and the management of small babies. Heads of Midwifery, Midwifery Sisters, Screening Coordinators, Improvement Leads (those who are part of the Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative or who are implementing the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle), O&G Consultants and Trainees.
This exciting one-day course will be of interest to all clinical staff with an interest in the prediction and prevention of preterm labour together with the management of small babies using the best evidence (where available) in order to guide clinicians in relation to diagnosis, investigation and management.