Tag Archives: NICU

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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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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