In 2012, the Programme undertook an extensive process of engagement, which included a formal site visit to every paediatric unit in Ireland. The outcomes of these site visits formed the basis for a strategic framework document, which has been approved by the HSE Senior Management Team. This document is available here.
A Guideline on the use of Parenteral Nutrition in Neonatal and Paediatric Unit has been developed and available is available to read or download.
The Programme has also developed a number of algorithms for use in clinical care settings:
The National Neonatal Transport Programme have published guidelines on therapeutic cooling that are available here:
Further information on the National Neonatal Transport Programme is available at www.nntp.ie
PICANet is an international audit of paediatric intensive care which collects data on all children admitted to paediatric intensive care units (PICUs) in the UK and Ireland. See www.picanet.org.uk for more information.
The Programme, in conjunction with the Paediatric Patient Reference Group and the National Advocacy Unit, HSE is also developing a patient charter. The charter describes ten key principles in relation to the provision of healthcare for children and young people in Ireland. It aims to ensure that children and young people receive high quality healthcare which is both appropriate to their needs and circumstances and acceptable to them and their families. The patient charter is currently being finalised after an extensive consultation process, and will be launched shortly.
The Programme newsletter from April 2015 can be found here.
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