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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, ...
Examination of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Competence and Confidence: Insight for Educational Programs and Faculty
Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to determine any relationship between education level, type of educational program, number of clinical practice sites as a student, and time in practice with the self-reported ...
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 ...
Implementation of a Safe Sleep Policy from Birthing Center to Home
There is a great deal of research on preventing SIDS and safe sleep practices. Unfortunately, there is a lack of consistency in parental education at birthing hospitals. Birthing hospital staff members need further education ...