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'Referral advice' recommendation details

Postnatal care

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Guidance ID NICE 'referral advice' recommendation 'Referral advice' category
CG37 Babies who appear to have ankyloglossia should be evaluated further (non-urgent action). Urgent
CG37 Babies who develop jaundice within the first 24 hours after birth should be evaluated (emergency action). If jaundice first develops after 7 days or jaundice remains after 14 days in an otherwise healthy baby and a cause has not already been identified, it should be evaluated (urgent action). Immediate
CG37 If a baby has not passed meconium within 24 hours, the baby should be evaluated to determine the cause, which may be related to feeding patterns or underlying pathology (emergency action). Time frame not specified
CG37 If a baby is constipated and is formula fed the following should be evaluated: feed preparation technique, quantity of fluid taken, frequency of feeding and composition of feed. Time frame not specified
CG37 A baby who is experiencing increased frequency and/or looser stools than usual should be evaluated (urgent action). Time frame not specified
CG37 Nappy rash: If after a course of treatment the rash does not resolve, it should be evaluated further (non-urgent action). Time frame not specified
CG37 A baby who is crying excessively and inconsolably, most often during the evening, either drawing its knees up to its abdomen or arching its back, should be assessed for an underlying cause, including infant colic (urgent action). Time frame not specified
CG37 Women with severe or persistent headache should be evaluated and pre-eclampsia considered (emergency action). If diastolic blood pressure is greater than 90 mm Hg and accompanied by another sign or symptom of pre-eclampsia, evaluate further (emergency action). If diastolic blood pressure is greater than 90 mm Hg and accompanied by another sign or symptom of pre-eclampsia, evaluate further (emergency action). Immediate
CG37 Women with unilateral calf pain, redness or swelling should be evaluated for deep venous thrombosis (emergency action). Women experiencing shortness of breath or chest pain should be evaluated for pulmonary thromboembolism (emergency action). Immediate
CG37 Assessment of vaginal loss and uterine involution and position should be undertaken in women with excessive or offensive vaginal loss of blood, abdominal tenderness or fever. Any abnormalities in the size, tone and position of the uterus should be evaluated. If no uterine abnormality is found, consider other causes of symptoms (urgent action). Sudden or profuse blood loss, or blood loss accompanied by any of the signs and symptoms of shock, including tachycardia, hypotension, hypoperfusion and change in consciousness, should be evaluated (emergency action). Immediate

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