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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 ...
Gastric Residuals in the Preterm Infant
Problem: Preterm infants have an increased susceptibility to feeding intolerance and increased gastric residuals. With an unknown correlation between feeding intolerance and development of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), ...
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 ...
Implementation and Evaluation of a Feeding Assessment Tool in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Purpose: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to develop and evaluate a feeding tolerance tool used in preterm neonates to eliminate the practice of routine gastric residual aspiration, prior to gavage ...
Implementation of a Cue-Based Feeding Protocol
Background: Volume based feedings continue to be utilized in NICUs despite their association with increased length of stay, feeding aversion, and physiologic instability during feedings. Cue-based feeding has been shown ...