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Negotiating the challenges of childhood brain injury….our baby steps #CerebraHeadAware

This week we are supporting our colleagues in PenCRU (Peninsula Cerebra Research Unit) in raising awareness of brain injury in children by joining in with… 1,289 more words


The bubble is gone. 

The nicu bubble. N. I. C. U.

I’ve shielded Sidda for two years with the perfect bubble with only a hand full of times her body has gotten the cold, and I hate the cold. 360 more words


Free parking to increase parental visitation

This is a title that I hope caught your eye.  In the nearly twenty years I have been in the field of Pediatrics the topic of parking being a barrier to parental visitation has come up again and again.   772 more words

Tip 153: oxygen saturation limits

Pretem infants saturations are kept at 91-95%. Higher levels (95-98%) have been trialed with no evidence of improvement in neurodevelopmental outcomes but worsening ROP outcomes. Lower levels of oxygen (85-89%) have been trialed in the SUPPORT and BOOST 2 studies but found increased mortality in the lower saturation group. 43 more words


Placenta previa, premature rupture, & bed rest

January 6th of 2013, I took a pregnancy test and finally got to see the two pink lines I’ve been longing to see for about 3 years!! 1,087 more words

Bed Rest

Tip 151: CRIB score

The CRIB (Clinical Risk Index for Babies) score, and its update, CRIB II, were designed to predict mortality for infants born below 32/40.

They were based on specific criteria present in the first 12 hours of the infant’s life (to minimise treatment influences). 61 more words


Why I'm a working mumma

I don’t know why I always feel like I have to start these posts with a disclaimer, but I do… I LOVE being at home with my boy. 872 more words