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Parent and Nurse Attitudes towards Parental Engagement in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
A significant group of parents with babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) fail to build strong relationships with the nurses caring for their babies. Many parents feel unsupported and unwelcome at the bedside ...
Neonatal Nurses' Perception of Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Family involvement is an important part of care for the infant within the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Neonatal nurses recognize the importance of family-centered care (FCC), but need further education in this ...
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 ...
Recommendation of a Neonatal Intravenous Infiltration Pathway
Peripheral intravenous infiltration is a complication that can cause serious morbidities and adversely affect healthcare outcomes. Ideally, the best way to avoid peripheral intravenous infiltrations is to prevent them with ...
The Relationship Between Adverse Events and the Administration of Fluids, Medications, and Blood Products Through an Umbilical Arterial Catheter in Neonates
The field of neonatology lacks adequate research to support or oppose the use of umbilical arterial catheters (UACs) for the administration of most fluids, medications, and blood products. There are recognized risks of ...