Tag Archives: NICU

Maternal distress in the neonatal intensive care unit: a concept analysis

This study looks at the psychological distress that the neonatal intensive care unit can cause in mothers. Its aim is to develop a clear conceptual understanding of maternal distress in the NICU using conceptual definitions and empirical findings. Available in … Continue reading

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Neonatal nurses’ knowledge and beliefs about kangaroo mother care in neonatal intensive care units: A descriptive, cross-sectional study

The aim of this study was to assess Jordanian neonatal nurses’ knowledge and beliefs toward the application of kangaroo mother care in the neonatal intensive care unit. The findings revealed that the majority of the nurses agreed that kangaroo mother … Continue reading

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Care of the neonatal intensive care unit graduate after discharge

This article examines the most common complex medical problems in premature and critically ill term infants and the specialist knowledge Primary care physicians need in order to coordinate post-discharge care. Available in Pediatric Clinics of North America, April 2019; vol. … Continue reading

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ZAP-VAP A Quality Improvement Initiative to Decrease Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 2012-2016

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the second most frequent hospital-acquired infection in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and significantly affects neonatal morbidity and mortality. The population most at risk for VAP are extremely preterm infants. The objectives of this quality improvement project were to … Continue reading

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What Are the Effects of the Maternal Voice on Preterm Infants in the NICU?

Premature infants often experience extended stays in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) as opposed to home with parents. This prolonged separation creates a strain for both parents and infants, decreasing attachment and parental caregiving. One strategy to combat this … Continue reading

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Improving Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in NICU Patients

Premature infants experience stressors such as external stimulation with sounds, light, touch, and open positioning in NICU that negatively affect outcomes. The environment of the NICU can be modified to better mimic the uterus. Developmentally appropriate care includes strategies to minimize the stress of … Continue reading

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NICU Graduate Reunion “A Celebration of Life”

This article provides a discussion about the importance of an annual reunion for former NICU infants, their families, and neonatal staff and describe the experience of organising this reunion over the past 20 years at a regional neonatal centre in the United States. The impact of seeing … Continue reading

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