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A Kangaroo Care Pathway for NICU staff and families: The proof is in the pouch

Kangaroo care (KC) improves bonding and neonatal health outcomes worldwide. However, concerns for patient safety, interrupted workflow, and parent readiness continued to impede KC in a level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Its current policy did not recommend using … Continue reading

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Staff Nurse Perceptions of Open-Pod and Single Family Room NICU Designs on Work Environment and Patient Care

Neonatal intensive care units have historically been constructed as open units or multiple-bed bays, but since the 1990s, the trend has been toward single family room (SFR) units. The SFR design has been found to promote family-centered care and to … Continue reading

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New research finds family integrated care improves outcomes for babies

A new study has found that involving parents as much as possible in the care of their babies can have a positive impact on both the baby’s and parents’ health and wellbeing. The international trial, published in The Lancet Child … Continue reading

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Rallying the Troops: How Sharing Knowledge With Grandparents Supports the Family of the Preterm Infant in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Research concludes that there is a need for educational programs for grandmothers, as well as networking opportunities; educational programs for other extended family members have long been sought by parents, relatives, and nurses in neonatal intensive care unit. The purpose of … Continue reading

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