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Use of clear sterile drapes for invasive procedures
  1. Anna Paweletz1,
  2. Michelle Parr1,
  3. Penelope Heap1,
  4. Ngozi Edi- Osagie1,2
  1. 1Neonatal Department, St Mary’s Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK
  2. 2Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anna Paweletz, Neonatal Department, St Mary’s Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK; anna.paweletz{at}nhs.net

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It is a standard practice within neonatal medicine to use sterile drapes for invasive procedures. Neonates have a high susceptibility to infection, and a clean environment is mandatory.1 Typically, green or opaque sterile drapes are used during such procedures.

Patients are often unstable when handled …

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