Tag Archives: Communication

Development of the NEC-Zero Toolkit: Supporting Reliable Implementation of Necrotizing Enterocolitis Prevention and Recognition

The goal of the NEC-Zero project is to reduce the burden of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) by increasing access to evidence-based tools to help clinicians and parents integrate evidence into daily care. It involves (a) human milk feeding with prioritized mother’s … Continue reading

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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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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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Roles and Experiences of Parents in Necrotizing Enterocolitis: An International Survey of Parental Perspectives of Communication in the NICU

Although partnering with parents is important to improving neonatal outcomes, no studies have investigated what parents are taught, remember, or experience when their child is afflicted with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Purpose: To characterize parental perceptions of communication and support they were … Continue reading

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Introducing an individualised ‘plan for the day’ in the NICU

It is widely recognised that clear, effective communication, especially at handover, is essential to ensure patient safety in the hospital environment. It helps the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) team prepare for the day ahead, improves morale and reduces errors. … Continue reading

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Obstetrics and neonatology – getting communication right

By definition, at a particular point in the process, ill babies are transferred from the care of the team who delivered them into the world to the care of a neonatology team but communication between these two teams of health … Continue reading

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Two case reports of unexpected tracheal agenesis in the neonate: 3 C’s beyond algorithms for difficult airway management

In the presented cases, airway malformation and subsequent difficulties upon endotracheal intubation were not adequately communicated between caretakers. The article discuss the aspects of culture, communication, and capnography. To access the full-text article click here

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