Early onset neonatal sepsis

sharons

What is early onset neonatal sepsis?Newborn babies are at greater risk of infection as their immune system (which normally fights infection) is not fully developed. Most babies are born fit and healthy; however, some may develop an infection before, during, or shortly after birth. When a baby develops an infection in the first 72 hours of life, this is called …

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A Brief Introduction to Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU)

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SummaryThis is a brief guide to the most important information you need on admission to TMBU. A more comprehensive booklet Welcome to TMBU is available to view online. VisitingParents and Siblings can visit at any time. Other Visitors: Visiting is from 1pm to 3pm and 5pm to 7.30pm. Visitors must be accompanied by at least 1 parent / carer and …

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Extravasation

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What is extravasation?The word extravasation refers to the leakage of fluids from a vein into the surrounding tissue. It most often occurs when a medicine is being infused into a vein through a cannula or central venous access device. What causes it?Extravasation can occur for many reasons, although more research is needed to confirm the exact causes. We know that …

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