Neonatology deals with the new born babies of age less than 1-month-old. It’s a branch of Pediatrics. Neonatology is a highly paid profession. And it requires extreme dedication and hard work. Sometimes your hand will save the life of a baby. And not only that it will bring a smile to babies parents. Who can pay for that smile! My life target was to be a Neonatologist. I have not lost hope yet. If God permits one day, I may become. NICU is closely related with Obstetrics department. All newborn baby should be attended by a Pediatrician at least.
So what is a Guideline?
A medical guideline also called a clinical guideline or clinical practice guideline is a document with the aim of guiding decisions and criteria regarding diagnosis, management, and treatment in specific areas of healthcare. Modern clinical guidelines identify, summarize and evaluate the highest quality evidence and most current data about prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, therapy including the dosage of medications. [Source: Wikipedia]
This is what this book does. Guideline differs from country to country. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University known as BSMMU is the only Postgraduation university in Bangladesh. Neonatology Department of BSMMU has published this guideline back in 2016. Now it is available to download for free. The source, I can’t remember. I was using this guideline for some months now. So I thought to share with the rest of the worlds.
NICU means Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Every Clinician should know the emergency neonatal resuscitation procedure. All doctors related to Obstetrics should know the NICU admission criteria and NICU discharge criteria. As neonatologist service is yet not available in government hospitals.
Contents of BSMMU Neonatology Guideline
- Delivery room management
- Neonatal Resuscitation
- Thermal Care
- Care in the postnatal ward
- Neonatal Nutrition
- Feeding of Preterm Infants
- Fluid and Electrolytes
- Respiratory distress in the newborn
- Mechanical Ventilation in the Newborn
- Neonatal Sepsis
- Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia
- Neonatal seizure
- Maternal Conditions Affecting the Newborn
- Infection Control
- Blood and blood product transfusion
- Newborn screening
- High-risk Newborn: follow-up and discharge
- Discharge from NICU
- Equipment in the NICU
- Neonatal Procedure
- Some Definitions
- Working doses in NICU
Who Needs this BSMMU Neonatology Guideline?
All the Clinical Doctors should have this pdf guideline in the mobile. Quick reference will help you to find the necessary information.
Bangladesh is improving. This guideline will help you to understand the current situations in Bangladesh.
Download BSMMU Neonatology Guideline
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