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Sudden and Unexpected Postnatal Collapse: A BAPM Framework for Reducing Risk, Investigation and Management

Sudden and Unexpected Postnatal Collapse: A BAPM Framework for Reducing Risk, Investigation and Management

05 May 2022

 

 

BAPM has today published a new Framework for Practice on Sudden and Unexpected Postnatal Collapse. This Framework was produced in partnership with the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB).

 

The Framework provides guidance for care providers and all perinatal professionals to help prevent the occurrence of Sudden Unexpected Postnatal Collapse (SUPC) in the first week after birth through careful surveillance and risk assessment with effective observation of all mothers and babies in the immediate postpartum period.

 

It also provides guidance for the management of infants who survive SUPC, and aims to standardise the investigation of both survivors and those who die.

 

This guidance aims to support safety whilst promoting skin-to-skin contact, supporting parents to get breastfeeding off to a good start and encouraging parents to start building a close and loving relationship in the early postnatal period.

 

You can view the document here: https://www.bapm.org/resources/sudden-and-unexpected-postnatal-collapse-supc