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New app from Anglia Ruskin University will aid screening for health conditions in newborns

A new app that will help healthcare practitioners, educators and student midwives screen for health conditions at birth has been launched by a midwifery lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU).

The app will be used to screen for health conditions in newborns
The app will be used to screen for health conditions in newborns

The Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) programme is a screening undertaken by UK midwives and doctors within 72 hours of the birth of every baby.

This is followed by a further check at six weeks by the GP to identify health conditions including problems with the hips, heart and eyes, as well as testes in boys.

Originally developed as a tool to support the training of student midwives at ARU, the app is now available as a resource for qualified practitioners worldwide.

The NIPE Textbook in a Pocket app has been developed by Lindsey Rose of ARU.

Lindsey said: “This app has been designed to ensure student midwives and healthcare practitioners are armed with all the information they need to be able to competently carry out the NIPE examination, including gaining knowledge about conditions they may not have come across while in clinical placements.”

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