At our unit, we routinely screen and start antibiotics if there are 2 risk factors. Prolonged rupture of membranes is 1. The others we look out for are fever in the mother more than 38C, premature onset of labour, positive GBS on HVS, features of chorioamnionitis (fetal tachycardia, maternal tachycardia, foul smelling liquor). Remember, most investigations are not helpful in the first 24 hours of the illness.
Neonatal Difficult Airway Course IAP Neocon 2020 Thrissur India
The MPROvE academy UK University Hospital Southampton is organising the Difficult Neonatal Airway Course at the IAP Neocon 2020. Places are limited to 30. The course covers human resource management in management of the neonatal airway. We also cover training in Videolaryngoscopy on advanced neonatal manikins which are life like and have been developed in conjunction with LifeCast UK (https://www.lifecastbodysim.com) .
The course is the first of its kind covering advanced neonatal airway techniques including use of difficult neonatal airway devices like the airtraq as well as anaesthetic techniques. The course provides accreditation in use of videolaryngoscopy as well as providing training in less invasive surfactant therapy on a specially designed preterm manikin for the same.
We will provide teaching on the following in the course with hands on training modules
Algorithms for management for the Difficult Neonatal Airway
Management of the Difficult Neonatal Airway in the Preterm Neonate
Videolaryngoscopy in Neonates Management of Pierre Robin Syndrome/ Anterior Airway
Less Invasive Surfactant Management with VL
Cant Intubate Cant Ventilate Algorithms
Difficult Neonatal Airway Videos
More details are as below
Website-A course programme can be accessed here https://www.mproveacademy.com/mprove-academy/neonatal-difficult-airway-course/kerala-thrissur/02-10-2020
Course Content-A video of the the course can be obtained here https://youtu.be/Zt91I5vdlN4
Dr Alok Sharma
Consultant Neonatologist Princess Anne Hospital Southampton United Kingdom
MBBS MD MRCPCH CCT Paediatrics (Neonatal Medicine) UK
Lead Medical Training Initiative Programme Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health UK
Member International Education Board Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health UKDirector & Founder MPROvE Academy UK (www.mproveacademy.com)
Lead Wessex-Oxford Neonatal Education Programme (www.wonepedu.com)
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