Tag Archives: NICU

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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RCOT guideline highlights the potential contribution of occupational therapy to premature babies

New guidance has been issued to neonatal units caring for premature and high-risk babies from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT). The guidance aims to ensure that preterm babies have the building blocks in place to overcome the physical, mental … Continue reading

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