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Implementation of a Sedation Scale and Its Effect on Sedation Administration in the NICU
Purpose: To evaluate the effect on benzodiazepine and dexmedetomidine administration in mechanically ventilated neonates after the implementation of the sedation subscale of the Neonatal Pain, Agitation, and Sedation Scale ...
Implementation of a Developmental Care Program in the NICU
Purpose: This QI project implemented a developmental care program to increase parental involvement in the care of their infant in the Doernbecher Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (DNICU).|Background: Premature infants account ...
Introducing Infant Driven Feeding Guidelines in a Level III NICU
The purpose of this project was to establish an Infant Driven Feeding (IDF) protocol for preterm and late preterm infants to facilitate the time to full oral feeds and reduce length of stay. In the Neonatal Intensive Care ...
Implementation of Postnatal Depression Screening for NICU Fathers
Background: Paternal postnatal depression (PPND) is a potential mental health disorder for new fathers. Postpartum depression (PPD) in women is well recognized and understood, but the same cannot be said about PPND. Women ...
Optimization of Nutrition for Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants
Extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants experience delayed postnatal growth and suboptimal weight gain. Additional calories and supplements are used to achieve better growth. When receiving full enteral feeds of human ...
Implementation of a Small Baby Team to Improve Outcomes for Infants Less than 30 Weeks of Gestation
Background: Although extremely low gestational age infants continue to have improved rates of survival, they have the greatest risk of morbidities for infants born prematurely. These infants also incur the greatest cost ...
Improving Postoperative Pain Management in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
A mid-western surgical NICU identified the high frequency of postoperative pain in their patient population and sought to target this problem via a QI project. Based on findings from the literature review, two practice ...
Implementation of a Standardized Feeding Protocol to Decrease the Risk of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in the NICU
Purpose. The purpose of this quality improvement project is to minimize provider variability and modifiable risk factors associated with necrotizing enterocolitis [NEC] through the implementation of an evidence-based ...