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Introducing Infant Driven Feeding Guidelines in a Level III NICU
The purpose of this project was to establish an Infant Driven Feeding (IDF) protocol for preterm and late preterm infants to facilitate the time to full oral feeds and reduce length of stay. In the Neonatal Intensive Care ...
Extubation Guidelines in the Premature Infant
Premature births are defined as a baby born before 37 weeks of gestational age. In the United States, there is a high rate of premature births. Many issues can arise from being born early. One problem of significance is ...
Using a Bundle Approach to Prevent Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Very Premature Infants
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung disease that affects about 40% of infants born at less than 32 weeks and is diagnosed if an infant still requires oxygen therapy at 36 weeks corrected gestational age or ...
Implementation of a Developmental Care Program in the NICU
Purpose: This QI project implemented a developmental care program to increase parental involvement in the care of their infant in the Doernbecher Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (DNICU).|Background: Premature infants account ...
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 ...