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BABY FRIENDLY NEWS Taking neonatal care to the next level 


Francesca Entwistle

Professional advisor at the Baby Friendly Initiative and midwifery lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire

 (April 2015)



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EXAMINATION OF THE NEWBORN: THE KEY SKILLS Part 4. The testes


Natasha Carr

Senior lecturer in midwifery and supervisor of midwives at Birmingham City University

Paula Foster

Senior lecturer in midwifery at the University of Wolverhampton

 (April 2014)


Midwives are increasingly performing the examination of the newborn. In the final of this four-part series, we consider the importance of the examination of the testes in the screening process. The significance of history taking, knowledge of risk factors and the testes examination will be explored, along with referral pathways that the National Screening Committee requires, as will be highlighted. The impact of late detection and poor referral of undescended testes on the lives of children and adults will also be considered.
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