Barcodes introduced for newborn babies
By Sara Mackenzie on 22/04/2010 14:08:00
One hospital has replaced handwritten wristbands with a barcode system to keep babies even safer
is scanned, the newborn’s information can be accessed immediately. Who the mum is, birth date, sex and NHS number are all stored.The new system will do away with the need for medical staff to write detailed handwritten comments or read others’ handwritten
Newborns and jaundice
By Sarah Lawson on 10/11/2006 01:44:19
Jaundice, to a greater or lesser degree, is a feature for many new babies. But what is it and should it be a cause for concern?
Although we all see photographs of beautiful chubby babies with milky white skin, the reality more likely to be that he will look red, a bit squashed, or even yellow! An Apgar test, done at birth, is a non-invasive method of checking whether