Neonatal telephone consultations in the National Maternity Hospital

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/326359
Title:
Neonatal telephone consultations in the National Maternity Hospital
Authors:
Travers, CP; Murphy, JFA
Citation:
Travers CP, Murphy JFA. Neonatal telephone consultations in the National Maternity Hospital. Irish Med J. 2014 107(8)
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Sep-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/326359
Abstract:
Details of telephone consultations concerning infants were recorded prospectively over a two month period in the National Maternity Hospital (NMH). There were one hundred and forty-six calls recorded. One hundred and sixteen (79.5%) calls were from mothers. The average age of the infants was twenty-eight days. Eighty (54.8%) calls were answered by Nursing Staff while the remainder were taken by Doctors. There were thirty-nine (26.7%) calls relating to the gastrointestinal system. There were twenty-seven (18.5%) calls regarding infants with respiratory concerns. The next most common problem was irritability followed by calls concerning jaundice, rashes and umbilical issues. Fifty-five (37.7%) callers were given home care advice or reassurance. Thirty-six (24.7%) were advised to attend a Paediatric Emergency Department (ED). GP visits and Baby Clinic appointments were advised for twenty-four (16.4%) and twenty-three (15.8%) infants respectively while six (4.1%) of the callers were directed to attend NMH immediately.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
PREGNANCY; INFANT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTravers, CPen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, JFAen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-22T13:37:34Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-22T13:37:34Z-
dc.date.issued2014-09-
dc.identifier.citationTravers CP, Murphy JFA. Neonatal telephone consultations in the National Maternity Hospital. Irish Med J. 2014 107(8)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/326359-
dc.description.abstractDetails of telephone consultations concerning infants were recorded prospectively over a two month period in the National Maternity Hospital (NMH). There were one hundred and forty-six calls recorded. One hundred and sixteen (79.5%) calls were from mothers. The average age of the infants was twenty-eight days. Eighty (54.8%) calls were answered by Nursing Staff while the remainder were taken by Doctors. There were thirty-nine (26.7%) calls relating to the gastrointestinal system. There were twenty-seven (18.5%) calls regarding infants with respiratory concerns. The next most common problem was irritability followed by calls concerning jaundice, rashes and umbilical issues. Fifty-five (37.7%) callers were given home care advice or reassurance. Thirty-six (24.7%) were advised to attend a Paediatric Emergency Department (ED). GP visits and Baby Clinic appointments were advised for twenty-four (16.4%) and twenty-three (15.8%) infants respectively while six (4.1%) of the callers were directed to attend NMH immediately.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectPREGNANCYen_GB
dc.subjectINFANTen_GB
dc.titleNeonatal telephone consultations in the National Maternity Hospitalen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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