Tag Archives: NICU

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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Language barriers in the NICU

Language barriers can often make communication between doctors and patients more difficult. In this study Mauricio A. Palau, from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, led a team of researchers looking into language barriers in neonatal intensive care units … Continue reading

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Comparison of the effect of narrative writing and art therapy on maternal stress in neonatal intensive care settings

Abstract Objective: This study was conducted to examine the effect of narrative writing and art therapy on maternal stress in the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) during infants’ hospitalization. Material and Methods: randomized controlled clinical trial with three parallel arms … Continue reading

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A survey of newborn babies admitted for the treatment of jaundice

Reducing the number of full term infants admitted into neonatal units is a priority for the NHS. Neonatal jaundice is the fourth most common reason for a term admission into a neonatal unit and the most common reason for admission … Continue reading

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Correlation of Premature Infant Sleep/Wakefulness and Noise Levels in the Presence or Absence of “Quiet Time”

Peak sound levels during sleep can compromise the development of hospitalized infants. Quiet time is a strategy implemented in neonatal units to promote the sleeping of neonates by reducing noise levels, luminosity, and handling during particular periods of the day. … Continue reading

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Congenital Infectious Disease and the Neonate

Advances in Neonatal Care introduces a two-part special series on congenital infections developed in coordination with guest editor Dr. Desi Newberry. This special series highlights clinical management issues in an area of neonatal care with increasing prevalence in the NICU. … Continue reading

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