A tool to help parents to spot neonatal infection

In my blog post about the updated UK guidance on preventing early onset group B strep (GBS) disease (Hughes et al 2017), I mentioned that there was a call for all pregnant women to be provided with appropriate information about GBS to support decision making and to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of the infection in babies. You can access a full-sized version of the picture here.

So I am sharing a graphic which I use with midwives and birth folk, as a tool for discussion of the signs and symptoms that they may wish to discuss with parents. As with all of my resources, please feel free to share it, but please link to my site rather than taking it for your own. And if you find my resources useful in your work, please consider making a donation to help me continue to keep these resources freely available.

You can also support my work by attending one of my workshops or courses. Find out about my group B strep online course here; it is designed to help midwives and birth folk get updated on the evidence and to help parents make the decisions that are right for them.

Hughes RG, Brocklehurst P, Steer PJ, Heath P, Stenson BM on behalf of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Prevention of early-onset neonatal group B streptococcal disease. Green-top Guideline No. 36. BJOG 2017; DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.14821.

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