The impact of a local QI project to avoid hypothermia and maintain normothermia in preterm infants following delivery
Maintaining normothermia reduces morbidity and mortality of preterm infants. The aim of this quality improvement (QI) project was to improve compliance with the National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) standard of >90% of infants born at <32 weeks’ gestation having an admission temperature of 36.5-37.5°C. The project assesses outcomes in a tertiary medical neonatal intensive care unit before and after introducing a set of improvement measures, and reports the long-term sustainability since the initial project completed.
Neonatal Grid Trainee
Beya Obe Bonse
Practice Development Nurses
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