Recent meta-analysis has shown that DELAYED CORD CLAMPING (DCC) in preterm infants is associated with less need for blood transfusion, reduced risk of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Randomized clinical trials have shown other benefits of DCC in preterm infants including improved cardiovascular stability, cerebral oxygenation, and lower risks for both severe IVH and late onset sepsis (LOS). Delayed Cord Clamping up to 1 minute has been recommended by WHO, NRP and ACOG in preterm infants.
Resources for DCCP Data Collection:
DCC Recording 8.18.17 (Forward to the 30:28 mark)
Michael Fogarty, David A. Osborn, Lisa Askie, Anna Lene Seidler, Kylie Hunter, Kei Lui, John Simes, William Tarnow-Mordi, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2018, Volume 218 (Issue 1)
McDonald SJ, Middleton P, Dowswell T, Morris PS, The Cochrane Library, 2013, (Issue 7)
Delayed umbilical cord clamping after birth. Committee Opinion No. 684. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2017;129:e5–10.
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2015
Perlman J, Wyllie J, , Kattwinkel J, Wyckoff M, Aziz K, Guinsburg R, Kim HS, Liley H, Mildenhall, L, Simon W, Szyld E, Tamura M, Velaphi S, American Heart Association 2015, (ISSN Numbers: Print, 0031-4005)
If your center is interested in joining the Delayed Cord Clamping Data and Implementation Project please contact email@example.com. If you have feedback or questions please contact Dr. Henry Lee at 650-725-8046 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact Dr. Priya Jegatheesan at email@example.com for questions on collecting the DCC variables through EHR.