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Necrotizing Enterocolitis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): Case Control Review
Purpose: Necrotizing enterocolitis is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit, with higher mortality rates seen in the earlier gestation and lower birth ...
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 ...
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 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: ...
Promoting Effective Pain Management in the NICU
Problem: Pain management in the NICU has remained a challenge despite advances in the field of neonatology. Repeated exposure to painful procedures in the NICU without adequate pain management is thought to be the cause ...
Implementation of Humidity in Isolettes to Prevent Insensible Water Loss
Background: The stratum corneum is a skin layer made up of a dead cell layer of corneocytes. This structure acts as a barrier which prevents water loss while also preventing entry of infectious organisms, toxins, and ...