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Evaluation of advanced neonatal nurse practitioners: confidential enquiry into the management of sentinel cases

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Martin Ward Platt


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Objective: To evaluate the quality of the neonatal care delivered by an advanced neonatal nurse practitioner led service at Ashington Hospital, Northumberland. Setting: Maternity service with no resident paediatric medical input. Design: Comparison of quality measures on sentinel cases with five comparator hospitals using modified confidential enquiry. Results: On six out of seven dimensions, the neonatal nurse practitioner service performed better than the average of the five comparator hospitals, and overall ranked second. Conclusion: Good quality neonatal care can be delivered by advanced neonatal nurse practitioners alone, without the support of resident junior paediatricians.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Ward Platt M, Brown K, Ashington Evaluation Grp

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition

Year: 2004

Volume: 89

Issue: 3

Pages: F241-F244

ISSN (print): 1359-2998

ISSN (electronic): 1468-2052

Publisher: BMJ Group


DOI: 10.1136/adc.2002.022301


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