Vitamin K deficiency of the newborn

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What is Vitamin K?Vitamin K is a vitamin, which occurs naturally in food especially in liver and some vegetables. We all need vitamin K. It helps to make blood clot in order to prevent bleeding. During early infancy when fed entirely on milk, babies have very little vitamin K. A very small number of babies suffer bleeding due to vitamin …

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welcome to the princess royal special care baby unit SCBU

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How to contact the unitLewes Road, Haywards Heath West Sussex RH16 4EX Telephone: 01444 441881 Extension 8489 Direct Line: 01444 448733 neonatal.service@bsuh.nhs.uk www.bsuh.nhs.uk/maternity/you-and-your-baby/support-in-hospital/trevor-mann-baby-unit-tmbu/ www.uhsussex.nhs.uk What do we do?We provide special care to sick and premature babies in our two nurseries. We offer family centred care within a quiet, relaxed environment, so that you are well prepared for going home with …

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sucrose as pain relief for babies

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Do babies experience pain?While your baby is here on the Trevor Mann Baby Unit / Special Care Baby Unit, it may be necessary for us to undertake various procedures, such as taking blood samples and putting in drips (cannulas). Research has shown that even premature babies are capable of experiencing pain. Therefore, we aim, as far as possible, to minimise …

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Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)

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What is the Ductus Arteriosus? {%%{base64content 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 }%%}{%%{base64content PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0ieC10ZXh0IiBzdHlsZT0iY29sb3I6ICMyMzFGMjA7IiAgPjxwPlRoaXMgaXMgYSBkaWFncmFtIG9mIGEgaGVhcnQgd2l0aCBhIFBEQSAoUGF0ZW50IER1Y3R1cyBBcnRlcmlvc3VzKS4gVGhlIGR1Y3QgYmV0d2VlbiB0aGUgYW9ydGEgYW5kIHB1bG1vbmFyeSBhcnRlcnkgaXMgc3RpbGwgb3BlbiBhbmQgbGV04oCZcyBibG9vZCBmbG93IGZyb20gdGhlIGxlZnQgdmVudHJpY2xlLCBpbnRvIHRoZSBhb3J0YSwgYW5kIHRoZW4gYmFjayBpbnRvIHRoZSBwdWxtb25hcnkgYXJ0ZXJ5LiBUaGlzIGluY3JlYXNlcyB0aGUgYmxvb2QgZmxvdyB0byB0aGUgbHVuZ3MuPC9wPgo8L2Rpdj4K }%%} How is a PDA diagnosed? The doctor will examine your baby by listening to the heart, talking to the nurses, reviewing the observations (heart rate, breathing rate and blood pressure), checking blood results and taking a chest x ray of your baby. If a PDA is suspected it may be …

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