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Neonatal Division, AIIMS, New Delhi
1st Edition, July 2004Compiled by faculty, residents and nursing staff of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Researchin Newborn Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, in collaboration with College of Nursing,All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New DelhiThis publication is supported with funds provided by Save the Children (US) through a grant from the Bill andMelinda Gates Foundation. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarilyreflect the views of Save the Children (US) or the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Division of Neonatology,Department of Pediatrics, AIIMS, New DelhiThis material is published by Neonatal Division, Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of MedicalSciences for general distribution. All rights are reserved. Subject to due acknowledgement, this document may,however, be reviewed, abstracted, reproduced or translated, in part or in whole, provided that such is not donefor commercial purposes.
Noble Vision, New Delhi Tel: 98101-15714The protocols and recommendations in the module are based on an extensive review of availableliterature and the standard practices in leading neonatal centres in the country. The publicationsof the World Health Organization, Saving Newborn Lives, American Academy of Pediatrics,JHPIEGO, Kangaroo Foundation and National Neonatology Forum, among others, served asimportant sources of information. The evidence-based principles of newborn care were carefullyadapted for application in the operational milieuof small facilities.Medical and nursing knowledge keeps changing rapidly. Therefore, the users of this Guide areadvised to refer to literature and amend these practices with passage of time to suit the situationprevalent in their units. The practices and policies may vary from one facility to another, hencethere can be no universal recommendations.The practices mentioned in this guide are just guidelines and are not to be taken to be firm andfinal or the only way to perform such procedures in newborn. The authors or sponsors will inno way be responsible for any harm or damage to patients, care givers or equipment resultingfrom misinterpretation or misuse of these practice guidelines.