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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 and Evaluation of a “Golden Hour” Protocol in a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
BACKGROUND: The neonatal “Golden Hour” is the first hour of life following premature birth. This timeframe greatly influences risk factors related to mortality and morbidity. Use of a golden hour protocol to guide ...