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Implementation of an Infant-Driven Feeding Algorithm
Purpose: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to implement an infant-driven feeding tool in an effort to transition to a uniform infant-driven feeding culture in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). ...
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 ...
The Importance of a Protocol for Premedication Prior to Intubation
Purpose: Endotracheal intubation is an invasive procedure that is completed frequently in the neonatal population. Premedication protocols are recommended but are infrequently utilized in neonatal intensive care units ...