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Using national audit data and recommendations to drive local quality improvement initiatives

Around 750,000 babies are born each year in England, Scotland and Wales and of these nearly 105,000 receive specialist neonatal care. The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP), which supports professionals, families and commissioners to improve the care provided to these … Continue reading

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Neonatal transitional care – a concept not a place

Neonatal transitional care can reduce and prevent neonatal unit admissions and offers mothers and their babies additional support to ensure a successful transition to discharge home. This article will consider the approaches taken at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust and … Continue reading

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Electronic Health Record Documentation of Nursing Care Procedures and Change in Weight of Healthy, Moderately Premature Neonates

Abstract Purpose: To identify the nursing care procedures (NCPs) performed in a NICU that disrupt the thermal environment by opening the incubator of moderately preterm neonates (mPNs) (32–34 wk gestational age) and the relationship between the frequency of these disruptions … Continue reading

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Demographic and neonatal risk factors for childhood asthma in the USA

Abstract Objective: Asthma is the most common chronic condition diagnosed among children worldwide according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This study evaluated on a longitudinal basis prospectively collected medical records for demographic and neonatal information among United States (US) … Continue reading

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Investigating the Role of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Neonatal Medicine

Abstract Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a clinical tool that provides a bedside method of noninvasively measuring continuous, “real-time” oxygen consumption and monitoring for potential ischemia of somatic tissues, particularly the brain, kidneys, and intestine in neonates. Although the concept of … Continue reading

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