Tag Archives: NICU

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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How Nurse Work Environments Relate to the Presence of Parents in Neonatal Intensive Care

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the NICU work environment and parental presence in the NICU using a national data set. The authors conducted a cross-sectional, observational study of a national sample of 104 NICUs, where 6060 … Continue reading

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Evaluation of Key Factors Impacting Feeding Safety in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic Review

Individualized feeding care plans and safe handling of milk (human or formula) are critical in promoting growth, immune function, and neurodevelopment in the preterm infant. Feeding errors and disruptions or limitations to feeding processes in the neonatal intensive care unit … Continue reading

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Using a composite morbidity score and cultural survey to explore characteristics of high proficiency neonatal intensive care units

As morbidity variability has not been stopped with continuous quality improvement (CQI) collaboration, this study measures cultural, environmental and cognitive factors to separate high proficiency and low proficiency NICUs on composite morbidity score. All studied factors vary among NICUs, and … Continue reading

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Nurse Decision Making and Attitudes About Circuit Disconnection During Ventilator Therapy at a Swedish Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

There are many challenges to providing care to infants in need of ventilator therapy. Yet, few studies describe the practical handling of the ventilator circuit during nursing care. This study aims to describe neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurses’ decision making regarding whether or not to disconnect … Continue reading

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Nurses Providing End-of-Life Care for Infants and Their Families in the NICU: A Review of the Literature

Nurses working in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) who care for dying infants and their families say they do not necessarily have the expertise or the specific training to provide quality end-of-life-care (EOLC). The purpose of this review was … Continue reading

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