Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Revision process for the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health begins

The European Standards of Care for Newborn Health project provides reference standards to address disparities in the care of preterm and ill babies. With its transdisciplinary focus and international composition, the project sets new benchmarks for the care of preterm and newborn babies and can serve as a role model for countries in Europe and worldwide.

There are a total of 20 individual standards that need revising in 2021 covering:

  • medical care and clinical practice
  • care procedures
  • infant and family-centred development care
  • nutrition
  • follow-up and continuing care
  • patient safety and hygiene practice
  • education and training

The process consists of both a public and an expert consultation phase, which run in parallel until the end of September 2021. EFCNI aims at consulting one to two experts per standard using an online survey.