Quality standard

Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 Pregnant women whose babies are at risk of early-onset neonatal infection are offered intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis and given the first dose as soon as possible.

Statement 2 Pregnant women and newborn babies receive a comprehensive clinical assessment for the risks or indicators of early-onset neonatal infection.

Statement 3 Newborn babies who need antibiotic treatment receive it within 1 hour of the decision to treat.

Statement 4 Newborn babies who start antibiotic treatment for possible early-onset neonatal infection have their need for it reassessed at 36 hours.

Statement 5 Parents or carers of newborn babies in whom early-onset neonatal infection has been a concern are given verbal and written information about neonatal infection before discharge.

Statement 6 (placeholder) Antibiotic treatment for late-onset neonatal infection.