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Implementation of a Late Preterm Infant Protocol
Problem: Late preterm infants are often considered and treated as functionally mature at birth. Research has proven the late preterm infant has a higher risk of morbidity and mortality in comparison to infants born at term ...
Developing Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines for Neonatal Blood Transfusions
Premature infants receive packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusions to maintain a hemoglobin threshold, replace laboratory losses, or treat symptoms such as tachycardia, tachypnea, apnea, or growth failure (Kasat, ...
Reducing Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
A central-line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) can be detrimental to any hospitalized patient, but neonates are especially fragile due to their immature immune system, repeated invasive procedures, and frequency ...
Factors Affecting Heated Humidity and Condensation in Neonates Receiving Respiratory Support
The optimal goal when providing heated humidification to neonates receiving respiratory support is to mimic natural gas conditioning with core temperature at 37°C, 100% saturation with water vapor, and absolute humidity ...
Evaluation of Cue-Based Oral Feeding Protocols for the Preterm Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of two feeding protocols. Both feeding protocols included the implementation of oral stimulation, the use of feeding readiness cues, and a quality of nippling ...