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Development and Evaluation of a Radiation Safety Program in the NICU
Advancements in medical care have resulted in births of decreased gestation and higher acuity. With increased acuity comes an increase in diagnostic testing, including radiologic imaging. Although X-rays are necessary, ...
Recommendation of a Neonatal Intravenous Infiltration Pathway
Peripheral intravenous infiltration is a complication that can cause serious morbidities and adversely affect healthcare outcomes. Ideally, the best way to avoid peripheral intravenous infiltrations is to prevent them with ...
Reducing Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
A central-line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) can be detrimental to any hospitalized patient, but neonates are especially fragile due to their immature immune system, repeated invasive procedures, and frequency ...
Neonatal Nurses' Perception of Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Family involvement is an important part of care for the infant within the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Neonatal nurses recognize the importance of family-centered care (FCC), but need further education in this ...
Improving Parental Satisfaction in Transition to Home from the NICU: A Quality Improvement Project
Problem: Bringing an infant home from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can mean caring for a baby with multiple health care needs, or minimally, feeding and growth issues. The infant may require a regimented ...
Development of a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Led NICU Transport Team
Background: In the United States, approximately one in ten births result in a premature neonate with an estimated cost to society due to premature births of over 26 billion dollars a year. The demand for newborn transport ...