Introduction to the guidelines

This is a compilation of our own guidelines. All guidelines have been written primarily for use within the BSUH neonatal service.  They are made available online as a stimulus for the exchange of knowledge and ideas in the field of neonatology.

The guidelines take into account the best available evidence at the time of their creation, as well as current recommended best practice. The guidelines are reviewed regularly and altered as required. While all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of these guidelines, we cannot guarantee its correctness and completeness.

No responsibility or liability is accepted for the use or misuse of these guidelines outside the neonatal service of BSUH.

The electronic version is the only version which is in current use. It must be noted that printed copies of guidelines may be out of date as guidelines are updated on the website.

Other hospitals and organisations have guidelines that are accessible through relevant links on our site. We cannot accept responsibility for the sites linked to, or the information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site.