Raising awareness of newborn falls in-hospital

Source: Practising Midwife   2011, 14(4)  p.29-32 

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: April 2011

Publication type: Journal articles

In a nutshell:  Management of neonates’ falls in hospital, illustrated by a case report of a 2 day old infant who received a head injury. Risk factors for newborn falls are described, aswell as a call for an urgent assessment to be undertaken by both the midwifery and paediatric teams following the reporting of such accidents.Strategies to prevent falls are described. Importantly it is felt that there is a need to raise awareness of the potential of these accidents amongst health professionals.

Length of publication: 4 pages

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