Preventing cerebral palsy in preterm labour (PReCePT)

PReCePT was developed by the West of England AHSN in collaboration with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, and involving both patients and staff. This evidence-based, cost-effective project has been designed to help reduce cerebral palsy in babies through increased antenatal administration of magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) to mothers during preterm labour, at cost of £1 per individual dose.

The intervention has been adopted by all five maternity units in the West of England, and projection modelling indicates that since the launch of the project in August 2014, phase one of PReCePT has prevented seven cases of cerebral palsy across the region, representing potential lifetime savings in the region of £5.1 million.

 

AHSN PReCePT Programme

An insightful overview of the AHSN North East and North Cumbria adoption of PReCePT with contribution from midwives, managers, consultants and patients.

 

PReCePT – Using magnesium sulphate in pre-term labour

Growing numbers of pregnant women in pre-term labour are having an injection of magnesium sulphate to give their babies the best life chances. This is one family’s story. Through an initiative called PReCePT – preventing cerebral palsy in pre-term babies – all of England’s maternity units are now offering magnesium sulphate thanks to Academic Health Science Networks working with Patient Safety Collaboratives.

 

Violet’s story

Violet Caddick was born ten weeks’ early and her mother received magnesium sulphate to protect Violet from developing cerebral palsy. In this video produced by the South West AHSN, find out how the PReCePT programme has brightened Violet’s future and helped to connect midwives across the South West too.

 

PReCePT: preventing Cerebral Palsy in Preterm labour

A brief but insightful take on the PReCePT project by HIN. Practice Development Nurse Danielle Nixon gives a general overview of the project and its benefits.

 

PReCePT – a mum’s perspective

Mother Elly explains how PReCePT helped her during pregnancy and its life saving effects on her son

 

Tameside PReCePT champions explain how project protects pre-term babies

More pregnant women in pre-term labour are being offered a treatment to give their babies the best life chances and reduce the chance of their baby developing cerebral palsy.

Through an initiative called PReCePT – preventing cerebral palsy in pre-term babies – all of England’s maternity units are now offering magnesium sulphate thanks to Academic Health Science Networks working with Patient Safety Collaboratives.

PReCePT Champions Dr Helen Purves and midwife Mandy Platt, from Tameside Hospital, explains why she has been supporting the project and how it is helping families across Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire.

 

Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in PreTerm Labour – PReCePT

PReCePT, which stands for the Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in PreTerm Labour, has been designed to help reduce cerebral palsy in babies by administering magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) to mothers during preterm labour, at a cost of around £1 per individual dose. Preterm birth is the leading cause of brain injury and cerebral palsy, which has a lifelong impact on children and families.

 

PReCePT – Oldham Midwife champion explains how project protects pre-term babies

More pregnant women in pre-term labour are being offered a treatment to give their babies the best life chances and reduce the chance of their baby developing cerebral palsy. Through an initiative called PReCePT – preventing cerebral palsy in pre-term babies – all of England’s maternity units are now offering magnesium sulphate thanks to Academic Health Science Networks working with Patient Safety Collaboratives. PReCePT Midwife Champion Treena Wild, from the Royal Oldham Hospital, part of the Pennine Acute NHS Hospitals Trust, explains why she has been supporting the project and how it is helping families across Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire.

 

AHSN PReCePT Programme Magnesium Sulphate as Protocol

Midwife and Pregnancy Assessment Unit Manager Claire explains how PReCePT was adopted in her trust her role in its development.

 

AHSN PReCePT Programme Cost of Magnesium Sulphate

A very short video in which Regional PReCePT midwife Karen explains the costs behind the project.

 

AHSN PReCePT Programme Administering Magnesium Sulphate

A very short video in which Obstetric Consultant Jemma briefly explains the use of magnesium sulphate and its administration.

 

AHSN PReCePT Programme Side Effects of Magnesium Sulphate

A very short video in which mother of twins Emily explains the symptoms and experiences that she personally endured during the administration of magnesium sulphate.

 

Why PReCePT is a winner

A detailed explanation from Maternal and Neonatal Clinical Lead Ann Remmers and Chief Executive Officer Natasha Swinscoe on the history, process and future of PReCePT. Mother and Patient Advisor Expert Elly also gives insight on her experiences and opinions of PReCePT.

 

Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in Preterm Labour (PReCePT) workshop

During a PReCePT event, various clinical and support staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region discuss different aspects of PReCePT’s implementation including the impacts, training and networking.

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