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Fathers in the NICU: what type of support do they want?

Evidence from research into the experiences of fathers in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) is limited but shows that fathers face unique challenges. Fathers frequently report that they feel they are not treated as equal partners by staff and others, … 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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Implementing a Systematic Process for Consistent Nursing Care in a NICU: A Quality Improvement Project

Abstract Aim: The global aim of this quality improvement project was to develop and implement a systematic process to assign and maintain consistent bedside nurses for infants and families. Methods: A systematic process based on a primary care nursing model … Continue reading

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NICU staff and patient experience – what do staff think about it?

Children looked after in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) often experience pain, separation from their parents and stress. In this study Amy L. D’Agata, from the University of Rhode Island, led a team of researchers who interviewed people who … Continue reading

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Current Practices and Attitudes Regarding Use of Inhaled Nitric Oxide in the NICU: Results From a Survey of Members of the National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

Excessive supplemental oxygen exposure in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can be associated with oxygen-related toxicities, which can lead to negative clinical consequences. Use of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) can be a successful strategy for avoiding hyperoxia in the NICU. iNO selectively produces … Continue reading

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Listening to Relaxing Music Improves Physiological Responses in Premature Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Premature infants are exposed to high levels of noise in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). This Spanish study evaluated the effect of a relaxing music therapy intervention composed by artificial intelligence on respiratory rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, … Continue reading

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Basic Knowledge of Tracheoesophageal Fistula and Esophageal Atresia

Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) and esophageal atresia (ET) are rare anomalies in neonates. Up to 50% of neonates with TEF/EA will have Vertebral anomalies (V), Anal atresia (A), Cardiac anomalies (C), Tracheoesophageal fistula (T), Esophageal atresia (E), Renal anomalies (R), and … Continue reading

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