Clinical update

Quality standards for preterm babies who need respiratory support

NICE guidance outlines priority areas of care for premature babies requiring assisted ventilation

NICE guidance outlines priority areas of care for premature babies requiring assisted ventilation

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Essential information

About 7% of babies born in the UK each year are preterm, that is before 37 weeks gestation, according to charity Tommy’s .

These babies are at risk of respiratory disorders.

High-quality respiratory care for premature babies can reduce the length


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