Tag Archives: NICU

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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Fathers in the NICU: what type of support do they want?

Evidence from research into the experiences of fathers in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) is limited but shows that fathers face unique challenges. Fathers frequently report that they feel they are not treated as equal partners by staff and others, … Continue reading

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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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