Neonatal Care

Do you or a loved one have experience with a new born that has (or is at risk of) difficulty breathing (respiratory distress)? Your input is needed on a review considering if it is better to give a treatment (surfactant) routinely to babies at risk or to wait until they show signs of breathing difficulty.

Skills / interests: Consumer (public, patient, carer) input

Would you be interested in helping us with this article focused on the use of surfacant (a treatment that coats the surfaces of the lungs and helps lung function) and whether it is better to give surfactant routinely to at risk preterm babies or to wait until they show signs of breathing difficulty. 

 

I am looking for a consumer who would be willing to peer review this Cochrane systematic review "Prophylactic versus selective use of surfactant in preventing morbidity and mortality in preterm infants 

 

Cochrane considers a consumer to be a person with experience of the condition. In this case, that would be a carer/family member of a newborn that has (or is at risk of) difficulty breathing. From a consumer perspective, we are interested if the language of the review, especially the language used in the Plain Language Summary, is accessible and if it feels relevant, such that it will be helpful to patients and carers with healthcare decision making.  

While you are welcome to provide feedback on any aspect of the review, you can focus your attention on the summary sections. Our aim is for this to be a manageable task, that does not overburden consumer reviewers. 

Thank you in advance for considering!

Ideal applicant

A person with experience of the condition. In this case, a carer/family member of a newborn that has (or is at risk of) difficulty breathing. 

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