A single-center experience of implementing delayed cord clamping in babies born at less than 33 weeks' gestational age.

@article{Aziz2012ASE,
  title={A single-center experience of implementing delayed cord clamping in babies born at less than 33 weeks' gestational age.},
  author={Khalid A. Aziz and Heather Chinnery and Thierry Lacaze-Masmonteil},
  journal={Advances in neonatal care : official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={371-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the implementation and outcomes of delayed cord clamping (DCC) in preterm babies. STUDY DESIGN Following staff orientation, a policy of DCC for 45 seconds was instituted for all eligible babies born between 28 and 32 weeks' gestational age, and later to all those younger than 33 weeks. RESULTS Of 480 babies, 349 (73%) were eligible for DCC. Of these, 236 (68%) received DCC. Monthly compliance rates to DCC protocol in eligible babies ranged from 18% to 93%. There was no… CONTINUE READING
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