Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Neonatal Research Priority Setting Partnership: help wanted

Katie Evans
Neonatal Research Priority Setting Partnership Project Co-ordinator and Clinical Research Fellow in Neonatal Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Chris Gale
Academic Neonatologist and Neonatal Society Meeting Secretary

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physiology; respiratory; sleep
Key points
  1. Thresholds guiding decisions around initiating and weaning long-term oxygen therapy for infants with CLDP vary widely across England and Wales.
  2. Technical considerations affecting data output from pulse oximeters are poorly understood resulting in a wide variation in pulse oximeter settings across home oxygen services.
  3. Evidence-based guidance is required alongside education to inform clinicians on best practice for infants with CLDP requiring supplemental oxygen.