Delta Medical International were pleased to participate at REaSoN 2017 which had a full and diverse programme of topics related to neonates and their care, presented by an international panel of speakers. The associated exhibition also allowed delegates to learn more about the latest products for neonatal care, including Delta Medical’s range with particular interest shown in the Tortle head positioning system, TurtleTub swaddle bathing, our growing developmental care products and low-cost non-invasive bilirubin meter.
Presentations and posters on newborn transition with an intact umbilical cord generated significant interest and ensured that delayed or deferred cord clamping remains very firmly on the agenda for care at birth. With changes in all the clinical guidelines over recent years this is a topic generates continued attention to ensure clinical practice reflects the best care possible.
A lecture on IGF1/IGF1BP supplementation in preterm infants highlighted the impact such strategies can have on Retinopathy of Prematurity. The results presented demonstrated the potential for a dramatic reduction of RoP in this group, with clear benefits.
In his presentation on the value of human milk in the NICU, Dr Thomas Kühn shared compelling evidence that this should not be considered a lifestyle decision. Studies have shown that one of the benefits of feeding exclusively with breast milk reduces RoP, amongst other things.
REaSoN clearly continues to be a leading conference for the UK neonatal care community, attracts very eminent speakers from around the world and delivers a programme of current topics of interest to a wide range of clinicians and nurses.