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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: ...
Effect of Enteral Feeding Tube Maintenance on Hospital Acquired Blood Stream Infections
Background: Enteral feeding tubes are reservoirs for bacterial contamination leading to nosocomial infections, a type of hospital-acquired infection including central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) and ...
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 ...
The Golden Hour and Intraventricular Hemorrhage
Low birth weight and extremely premature infants, especially those under 32 weeks gestation, have a significantly greater incidence of morbidity and mortality than those infants born greater than 37 weeks gestation. With ...