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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).|Background: ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Use of Placental Blood on Admission to the NICU
Background: Upon admission to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), very low birth weight (VLBW) infants are routinely phlebotomized within the first hours of life. Though necessary, this can lead to poor outcomes ...