Monthly Archives: December 2019

Improving Staff Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Providing Psychosocial Support to NICU Parents Through an Online Education Course

Provider–parent communication is a critical determinant of how neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) parents cope, yet staff feel inadequately trained in communication techniques; many parents are not satisfied with the support they receive from hospital providers. This study evaluated whether … Continue reading

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Use of Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) Test Reduces Antifungal Medication Prescription for Suspected Monilial Diaper Dermatitis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Project

Despite availability of rapid fungal potassium hydroxide (KOH) tests, many care providers rely on visual assessment to determine the diagnosis of monilial diaper dermatitis (MDD). The purpose of this quality improvement project was to determine whether a KOH test, when … Continue reading

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Pharmacologic Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Using a Protocol

The opioid epidemic in the United States has reached unprecedented proportions with far-reaching impacts on the most vulnerable population. The number of neonates born addicted to opioids has grown exponentially over the last several decades, leading to increased neonatal intensive … Continue reading

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A Descriptive Study of the Attitudes, Perceptions, and Experiences of Human Milk Donation

The use of pasteurized human donor milk has increased in recent years due to health benefits and rising number of infants who need pasteurized human donor milk. Little is known about milk donors’ experiences or what contributes to their motivation … Continue reading

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Ethical issues in Use of medications during lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, medications given to mothers to treat medical conditions have the potential to impact the health and development of the fetus or infant. Women are often advised to protect their breastfed infant by avoiding the medication or … Continue reading

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Disparities in donor human milk supplementation among well newborns

Donor human milk supplementation for healthy newborns has increased. Racial-ethnic disparities in supplementation have been described in the neonatal intensive care unit but not in the well newborn setting. The aim of this study was to identify maternal characteristics associated … Continue reading

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Anticipation and preparation for delivery room emergencies

Effective communication is the keystone in the management of delivery room emergencies. A clearly defined framework and “shared mental model” optimize team collaboration and are essential when anticipating and preparing for high-stakes emergent cases. This review defines a framework to … Continue reading

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