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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 ...
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: ...
Promoting Effective Pain Management in the NICU
Problem: Pain management in the NICU has remained a challenge despite advances in the field of neonatology. Repeated exposure to painful procedures in the NICU without adequate pain management is thought to be the cause ...
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 ...