Research Updates

Information regarding the research being done within New Zealand NICU’s (unit specific, National and International) would be worthwhile to share amongst the NNCA Membership.

Valuable information would be:

  • a brief summary of the audit, trial, research
  • time frame
  • number of subjects involved.
  • results
  • where to access further information

Please forward your research information through to Rosanne Grillo, NZNO Administrator for NNCA,

Once reviewed by the NNCA executive committee, it will be made available to membership via the Website and Quarterly Newsletter.

Oral Dextrose Gel to Treat Neonatal Hypoglycaemia

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Please read the documents below:

Oral Dextrose Gel to Treat Neonatal Hypoglycaemia: Clinical Practice Guidelines (PDF)
Letter requesting endorsement (PDF)

Any feedback or comments can be forwarded to

Please forward comments by 30 April to enable NNCA to consider endorsing the guideline.

Vitamin D in Pregnancy and Infancy

The Ministry of Health has released advice on sun exposure for pregnant women and infants, together with identification of those high risk of vitamin D deficiency and recommondations for vitamin D supplementation.

For further information please click on the links below:

Current Research at Christchurch Women's Hospital

BOPP Study (PDF 475KB)

Link to Current Research of Interest

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