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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548000/assessment-for-improving-the-performance-of-nicus-the-italian-experience
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Simone Fanelli, Antonello Zangrandi
This paper describes neonatal intensive care units (NICU) in Italy using a set of organizational variables identifying management profile. The correlations between variables, and how these are impacted by structural aspects of the department or hospital, are investigated. The research was conducted within the 5-year far-reaching and complex SONAR study run by the Italian Neonatal Network, which maps NICU, monitors outcomes of member centres, defines organizational models, and identifies best practices to improve care quality...
January 1, 2017: Health Services Management Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542790/transition-to-motherhood-in-women-with-an-infant-with-special-care-needs
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O Korukcu, A Deliktaş, K Kukulu
BACKGROUND: Mothers of infants with special care needs experience multiple transitions, as their babies are diagnosed with congenital anomalies and hospitalized during their transition to motherhood. AIM: To examine the transition to motherhood in mothers of infants with special care needs, under the guidance of Meleis's Theory of Transition. METHODS: A descriptive qualitative approach was used. We followed a semi-structured form prepared in accordance with Meleis's Theory of Transition's concepts...
May 25, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504975/ce-original-research-the-experiences-of-pregnant-smokers-and-their-providers
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Geraldine Rose Britton, Rosemary Collier, Sean McKitrick, Lori Marie Sprague, Joyce Rhodes-Keefe, Ann Feeney, Gary D James
: Background: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' initiative Healthy People 2020 targets tobacco use, including smoking during pregnancy, as a continuing major health concern in this country. Yet bringing the U.S. Public Health Service's 2008 clinical practice guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, into routine prenatal care remains challenging. Our previous nurse-managed intervention study of rural pregnant women found no significant cessation effect and significant discordance between self-reported smoker status and urinary cotinine levels...
June 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502606/provider-perspectives-regarding-resuscitation-decisions-for-neonates-and-other-vulnerable-patients
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Amélie Dupont-Thibodeau, Jade Hindié, Claude Julie Bourque, Annie Janvier
OBJECTIVES: To use structured surveys to assess the perspectives of pediatric residents and neonatal nurses on resuscitation decisions for vulnerable patients, including neonates. STUDY DESIGN: Pediatric providers were surveyed using scenarios for 6 critically ill patients of different ages with outcomes explicitly described. Providers were asked (1) whether resuscitation was in each patient's best interest; (2) whether they would accept families' wishes for comfort care (no resuscitation); and (3) to rank patients in order of priority for resuscitation...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493767/nursing-a-critically-ill-tetanus-patient-in-an-intensive-care-unit-in-zambia
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Chris Carter, Sue Viveash
The global incidence of tetanus has been gradually reducing. Improvements in vaccination and health education programmes and the World Health Organization campaign to eradicate maternal and neonatal tetanus have all resulted in fewer presentations globally. Unfortunately, tetanus mortality remains a significant problem for many developing countries, owing to inadequate vaccination programmes or to conflict or humanitarian disasters during which vaccination programmes are stopped or there is sporadic cover. This case study explores the care of a tetanus patient in an intensive care unit in Zambia, a lower-middle-income country in sub-Saharan Africa...
May 11, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490416/development-and-assessment-of-an-e-learning-course-on-pediatric-cardiology-basics
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Ana Cristina Oliveira, Sandra Mattos, Miguel Coimbra
BACKGROUND: Early detection of congenital heart disease is a worldwide problem. This is more critical in developing countries, where shortage of professional specialists and structural health care problems are a constant. E-learning has the potential to improve capacity, by overcoming distance barriers and by its ability to adapt to the reduced time of health professionals. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to develop an e-learning pediatric cardiology basics course and evaluate its pedagogical impact and user satisfaction...
May 10, 2017: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490381/palliative-care-in-the-neonatal-unit-neonatal-nursing-staff-perceptions-of-facilitators-and-barriers-in-a-regional-tertiary-nursery
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Meegan Kilcullen, Susan Ireland
BACKGROUND: Neonatology has made significant advances in the last 30 years. Despite the advances in treatments, not all neonates survive and a palliative care model is required within the neonatal context. Previous research has focused on the barriers of palliative care provision. A holistic approach to enhancing palliative care provision should include identifying both facilitators and barriers. A strengths-based approach would allow barriers to be addressed while also enhancing facilitators...
May 11, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488361/clonidine-for-sedation-and-analgesia-for-neonates-receiving-mechanical-ventilation
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Olga Romantsik, Maria Grazia Calevo, Elisabeth Norman, Matteo Bruschettini
BACKGROUND: Although routine administration of pharmacologic sedation or analgesia during mechanical ventilation in preterm neonates is not recommended, its use in clinical practice remains common. Alpha-2 agonists, mainly clonidine and dexmedetomidine, are used as adjunctive (or alternative) sedative agents alongside opioids and benzodiazepines. Clonidine has not been systematically assessed for use in neonatal sedation during ventilation. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether clonidine administered to term and preterm newborn infants receiving mechanical ventilation reduces morbidity and mortality rates...
May 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481819/the-effects-of-kangaroo-care-on-the-sleep-and-wake-states-of-preterm-infants
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Farideh Bastani, Nahid Rajai, Zahra Farsi, Heidelise Als
BACKGROUND: Developing interventions that improve deep sleep and quit awake is important to improve the quality of care that is provided to preterm infants. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of kangaroo care and in-arms-holding on the sleep and wake states of preterm infants. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial design was employed in 2011-2012. Seventy-two stable preterm infants with gestational ages of 32-37 weeks and their mothers were recruited from the neonatal intensive care unit of Valiasr Hospital in Tehran, Iran...
June 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479017/reduced-nosocomial-infection-rate-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-during-a-4-year-surveillance-period
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Yong-Chuan Chen, Chen-Fu Lin, Yun-Jiau Fuh Rehn, Juei-Chao Chen, Po-Yen Chen, Chao-Huei Chen, Teh-Ming Wang, Fang-Liang Huang
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired infections are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). The aim of the study was to investigate the change of nosocomial infection rate in a NICU during a 4-year surveillance period. METHODS: We investigated the changes in nosocomial infection rates, infection sites, and microorganism species in a NICU before and after the unit was moved to a new location, extending from November 2008 to October 2012...
May 3, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457641/premature-infant-care-in-the-early-20th-century
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Stephanie Prescott, Michelle C Hehman
The complex early history of infant incubators provides insight into challenges faced by medical professionals as they promoted care for premature infants in the early 20th century. Despite their absence from the narrative to date, nurses played vital roles in the development of neonatal care. Working in many different settings, from incubator-baby shows to the first hospital unit designed specifically for premature infants, nurses administered quality care and promoted advanced treatment for these newborns...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449919/health-care-providers-perspectives-for-providing-quality-infection-control-measures-at-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-cairo-university-hospital
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Marwa Rashad Salem, Meray Rene L Youssef
BACKGROUND: Health care-associated infections are one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). This study identified health care providers' perspectives for providing quality infection control measures at a NICU. METHODS: A qualitative approach was adopted. Participants were selected via a purposive sampling technique. The study group was composed of 3 medical staff who held leadership positions and 10 nurses working in the NICU at Cairo University Hospital...
April 24, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407443/the-effect-of-training-on-noise-reduction-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Mujde Calikusu Incekar, Serap Balci
PURPOSE: Noise, an environmental stimulus, is especially important in the neurobehavioral development of newborns and brain development of infants at high risk. Conditions in the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) may cause certain sensory stimuli that are not appropriate for the development of newborns, especially preterm infants. This study was conducted in order to determine noise levels in the NICU and to evaluate the effect of training provided for noise control. DESIGN AND METHODS: This study was conducted as a pretest-posttest quasiexperimental design between September and November 2014 in a 30-bed NICU of a tertiary hospital in Istanbul...
April 13, 2017: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: JSPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403366/nurses-knowledge-and-practices-regarding-pain-management-in-newborns
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Taine Costa, Lisabelle Mariano Rossato, Mariana Bueno, Izabela Linha Secco, Natália Pinheiro Braga Sposito, Denise Harrison, Júnia Selma de Freitas
OBJECTIVE: To analyze nurses' knowledge and practices regarding pain management of newborns admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units. METHOD: A descriptive and cross-sectional study. Data were collected from 51 nurses based on an adapted questionnaire aimed at evaluating knowledge and practices regarding the management of neonatal pain in six hospitals in Curitiba and its Metropolitan Region. RESULTS: For most nurses (86.0%), neonates feel pain...
April 6, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383539/analysis-of-the-factors-that-influence-the-finnegan-neonatal-abstinence-scoring-system
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E Gomez-Pomar, A Christian, L Devlin, K T Ibonia, V A Concina, H Bada, P M Westgate
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate factors that can influence the Finnegan Neonatal Abstinence Score (FNAS). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of 367 patients admitted to two level IV neonatal intensive care units. Linear mixed effects models were developed to evaluate daily census, time of the day, and day of the week as fixed effect predictors. The degree of influence that nurses had on FNAS variability was also estimated. RESULTS: Bivariate analyses showed that daily census and the time of day have significant influence on the FNAS in institution 1, with minimal clinical significance...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383377/evaluation-of-introduction-of-a-delayed-cord-clamping-protocol-for-premature-neonates-in-a-high-volume-maternity-center
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Lilly Y Liu, Joe M Feinglass, Janine Y Khan, Susan E Gerber, William A Grobman, Lynn M Yee
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate adherence to a delayed cord clamping protocol for preterm births in the first 2 years after its introduction, perform a quality improvement assessment, and determine neonatal outcomes associated with protocol implementation and adherence. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of women delivering singleton neonates at 23-32 weeks of gestation in the 2 years before (preprotocol) and 2 years after (postprotocol) introduction of a 30-second delayed cord clamping protocol at a large-volume academic center...
May 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378024/examining-perceptions-of-computerized-physician-order-entry-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Kristyn S Beam, Megan Cardoso, Megan Sweeney, Geoff Binney, Saul N Weingart
BACKGROUND: Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) is a technology with potential to transform care delivery. While CPOE systems have been studied in adult populations, less is known about the implementation of CPOE in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and perceptions of nurses and physicians using the system. OBJECTIVE: To examine perceptions of clinicians before and after CPOE implementation in the NICU of a pediatric hospital. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of clinicians working in a Level III NICU was conducted...
April 5, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376548/effect-of-an-educational-presentation-about-extremely-preterm-infants-on-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-health-care-providers
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Stefani Doucette, Brigitte Lemyre, Thierry Daboval, Sandra Dunn, Salwa Akiki, Nick Barrowman, Gregory P Moore
Objective To determine healthcare providers' knowledge (HCP) about survival rates of extremely preterm infants (EPI) and attitudes toward resuscitation before and after an educational presentation and, to examine the relationship between knowledge and attitudes toward resuscitation. Study Design Participants completed a survey before and after attending a presentation detailing evidence-based estimates of survival rates and surrounding ethical issues. Respondents included neonatologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, trainees in pediatrics, obstetrics, neonatal-perinatal medicine and neonatal and obstetrical nurses...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376546/association-of-nursing-overtime-nurse-staffing-and-unit-occupancy-with-health-care-associated-infections-in-the-nicu
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Marc Beltempo, Régis Blais, Guy Lacroix, Michèle Cabot, Bruno Piedboeuf
Objective This study aims to assess the association of nursing overtime, nurse staffing, and unit occupancy with health care-associated infections (HCAIs) in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Study Design A 2-year retrospective cohort study was conducted for 2,236 infants admitted in a Canadian tertiary care, 51-bed NICU. Daily administrative data were obtained from the database "Logibec" and combined to the patient outcomes database. Median values for the nursing overtime hours/total hours worked ratio, the available to recommended nurse staffing ratio, and the unit occupancy rate over 3-day periods before HCAI were compared with days that did not precede infections...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371865/assessing-archetypes-of-organizational-culture-based-on-the-competing-values-framework-the-experimental-use-of-the-framework-in-japanese-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Hatoko Sasaki, Naohiro Yonemoto, Rintaro Mori, Toshihiko Nishida, Satoshi Kusuda, Takeo Nakayama
Objective: To assess organizational culture in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in Japan. Design: Cross-sectional survey of organizational culture. Setting: Forty NICUs across Japan. Participants: Physicians and nurses who worked in NICUs (n = 2006). Main Outcome Measures: The Competing Values Framework (CVF) was used to assess the organizational culture of the study population. The 20-item CVF was divided into four culture archetypes: Group, Developmental, Hierarchical and Rational...
March 28, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
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