National neonatal weight policy survey.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207725
Title:
National neonatal weight policy survey.
Authors:
Walsh, B; McDermott, C; Foran, A; Clarke, T
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatrics, Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1., walshbrianhenry@hotmail.com
Citation:
Ir Med J. 2009 Jun;102(6):179-81.
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207725
PubMed ID:
19722354
Abstract:
This survey was conducted to review the current practice regarding frequency of weight measurement in neonatal units in the Republic of Ireland, and whether these practices are in keeping with best practice as described in the literature. There was an 88.5% (23 of 26) response rate to this survey. 6 (26%) units had a written policy, and 16 (70%) had an unwritten agreed practice. In the Vermont Oxford Network's potentially better practices daily weight measurements on newborn infants are recommended until the infant is stable and growing and then alternate day measurements The most common practices in this survey were to weigh infants on alternate days, this occurred in 9 (39%) units, and twice weekly in 6 (26%). Less than 31% of units had a separate policy for those less than 30 weeks, on assisted ventilation, or transitioning to enteral feeds. Most weigh infants on alternate days, and plot weights weekly, which is in keeping with best practice. Few units have separate policies for specific subgroups as is recommended in the limited literature. Consensus guidelines should be developed and promoted nationally.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
*Birth Weight; *Body Mass Index; Data Collection; Female; *Health Policy; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Intensive Care Units, Neonatal; Ireland; Male; Questionnaires; *Weight Gain; *Weight Loss
ISSN:
0332-3102 (Print); 0332-3102 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcDermott, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorForan, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Ten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:38:07Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:38:07Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:38:07Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr Med J. 2009 Jun;102(6):179-81.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19722354en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207725-
dc.description.abstractThis survey was conducted to review the current practice regarding frequency of weight measurement in neonatal units in the Republic of Ireland, and whether these practices are in keeping with best practice as described in the literature. There was an 88.5% (23 of 26) response rate to this survey. 6 (26%) units had a written policy, and 16 (70%) had an unwritten agreed practice. In the Vermont Oxford Network's potentially better practices daily weight measurements on newborn infants are recommended until the infant is stable and growing and then alternate day measurements The most common practices in this survey were to weigh infants on alternate days, this occurred in 9 (39%) units, and twice weekly in 6 (26%). Less than 31% of units had a separate policy for those less than 30 weeks, on assisted ventilation, or transitioning to enteral feeds. Most weigh infants on alternate days, and plot weights weekly, which is in keeping with best practice. Few units have separate policies for specific subgroups as is recommended in the limited literature. Consensus guidelines should be developed and promoted nationally.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Birth Weighten_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Body Mass Indexen_GB
dc.subject.meshData Collectionen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Health Policyen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newbornen_GB
dc.subject.meshIntensive Care Units, Neonatalen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Weight Gainen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Weight Lossen_GB
dc.titleNational neonatal weight policy survey.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Paediatrics, Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1., walshbrianhenry@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

Related articles on PubMed

All Items in Lenus, The Irish Health Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.