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Implementation of a Late Preterm Infant Protocol
Problem: Late preterm infants are often considered and treated as functionally mature at birth. Research has proven the late preterm infant has a higher risk of morbidity and mortality in comparison to infants born at term ...
Effect of Enteral Feeding Tube Maintenance on Hospital Acquired Blood Stream Infections
Background: Enteral feeding tubes are reservoirs for bacterial contamination leading to nosocomial infections, a type of hospital-acquired infection including central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) and ...
Gastric Residuals in the Preterm Infant
Problem: Preterm infants have an increased susceptibility to feeding intolerance and increased gastric residuals. With an unknown correlation between feeding intolerance and development of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), ...
Implementation and Evaluation of a Feeding Assessment Tool in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Purpose: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to develop and evaluate a feeding tolerance tool used in preterm neonates to eliminate the practice of routine gastric residual aspiration, prior to gavage ...
Implementation of a Cue-Based Feeding Protocol
Background: Volume based feedings continue to be utilized in NICUs despite their association with increased length of stay, feeding aversion, and physiologic instability during feedings. Cue-based feeding has been shown ...