A significant part of our work will involve the development of good practice guidelines to underpin the transformation of services supporting delivery of the NIPE programme. This work is currently on-going.
Routine examination of the newborn: the EMREN study
Evaluation of an extension of the midwife role including a randomised controlled trial of appropriately trained midwives and paediatric senior house officers, Tounsend et al (2004).
Midwives Using Their Newborn Examination Skills
An article in the November 2011 issue of British Journal of Midwifery reporting on a study evaluated how well midwives who undertook the physical examination of the newborn course between 2002 and 2005 at a large London university utilised the skills acquired on the course. The eight midwives that responded said they were appropriately trained and felt well prepared for their role to examine babies. However, they reported they were not provided with opportunities to use the skills.
The abstract of the article is available at http://www.intermid.co.uk/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/abstract.html?uid=87340