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Targeted Staphylococcus aureus decolonization of parents of NICU infants

Staphylococcus aureus is an important cause of infection in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and parents are a frequent source of exposure. In a randomized trial in two NICUs, S. aureus-colonized parents of over 200 NICU infants were assigned … Continue reading

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Giving Voice to Parents in the Development of the Preemie Prep for Parents (P3) Mobile App

Parents at risk for preterm birth frequently receive prematurity education when the mother is hospitalized for premature labor. Parental ability to learn and consider the information is limited because of the stress of the hospitalization. A promising approach is dissemination … Continue reading

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Men’s grief following pregnancy loss and neonatal loss: a systematic review and emerging theoretical model

Emotional distress following pregnancy loss and neonatal loss is common, with enduring grief occurring for many parents. However, little is known about men’s grief, since the majority of existing literature and subsequent bereavement care guidelines have focused on women. To … Continue reading

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What Are the Effects of the Maternal Voice on Preterm Infants in the NICU?

Premature infants often experience extended stays in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) as opposed to home with parents. This prolonged separation creates a strain for both parents and infants, decreasing attachment and parental caregiving. One strategy to combat this … Continue reading

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Parent Engagement Correlates With Parent and Preterm Infant Oxytocin Release During Skin-to-Skin Contact

Preterm infants remain increasingly neurodevelopmentally disadvantaged. Parental touch, especially during skin-to-skin contact (SSC), has potential to reduce adverse consequences. Purpose: To examine relationships between parental engagement and salivary oxytocin and cortisol levels for parents participating in SSC intervention. Methods: A randomized crossover design study was conducted in a … 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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Bliss releases new research on mental health

New research conducted by Bliss has revealed that 80 per cent of parents whose babies were admitted into neonatal care think that their mental health suffered after their experience. A staggering 35 per cent of parents reported that their mental … Continue reading

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