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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 ...
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 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: ...
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 ...
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 ...
Safe Sleep in the NICU
Background: Premature infants are more likely than full term infants to die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all ...