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PC.79 The impact of term expected admission on a tertiary neonatal unit
  1. A Nikjooy1,
  2. SV Rasiah2,
  3. AK Ewer1,2
  1. 1University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2Birmingham Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK

Abstract

Introduction Term expected admissions contribute to the existing workload of a neonatal unit. Our aim was to assess this workload, the categories of babies and future planning of the service.

Methods Badger clinical records were audited for all term (37+0 weeks and above) admissions to the neonatal unit (NNU) in the last 3 financial years (01/04/09 to 31/03/13). Data was audited for the reason for admission and their outcomes.

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Conclusions The main reason for term expected admission was due to antenatal cardiac abnormalities. This contributed to 26.3% of expected admissions. Abstinence contributed to 23.8% of expected admissions. We need to review how babies with maternal history of substance misuse are managed. This information is important when considering future neonatal capacity planning and centralising services.

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