Cranial Ultrasound Scanning of Infants JCG0010 v2
A clinical Guideline To:
- Indicate which infants should undergo routine cerebral ultrasound scans in the NICU
- Guide the appropriate timing of cranial USS in these infants
- Identify germinal matrix haemorrhage GMH intraventricular haemorrhage IVH periventricular haemorrhage PVH and periventricular leukomalacia PVL in high-risk infants
- Guide proper requesting performing transmission reporting and documentation of cranial USS done on the NICU
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