Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

NNAP can help neonatal units to plan improvement

Of the 750,000 babies born each year in England, Scotland and Wales, nearly 105,000 receive specialist neonatal care. The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) supports professionals, families and commissioners in their efforts to evolve and improve the care provided to these babies.

Sam Oddie
Consultant Neonatologist and Clinical Lead for the National Neonatal Audit Programme
nnap@rcpch.ac.uk
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Keywords
parenteral nutrition; audit; energy; protein; lipid; carbohydrate
Key points
  1. The main aim of the audit was to measure energy and protein intake from PN and feeds during the first two weeks of life in preterm babies born at <30 weeks’ gestation.
  2. Data collected are compared to existing standards, (ie BAPM, ESPGHAN and NICE) to determine if we are adequately meeting energy and protein intake requirements for our babies.