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Christy L Cummings, Gina M Geis, Henry A Feldman, Elisa R Berson, Jennifer C Kesselheim
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate the Test of Ethics Knowledge in Neonatology (TEK-Neo) with good internal consistency reliability, item performance, and construct validity that reliably assesses interprofessional staff and trainee knowledge of neonatal ethics. STUDY DESIGN: We adapted a published test of ethics knowledge for use in neonatology. The novel instrument had 46 true/false questions distributed among 7 domains of neonatal ethics: ethical principles, professionalism, genetic testing, beginning of life/viability, end of life, informed permission/decision making, and research ethics...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
Isabel A Barata, Joriane M Stadnyck, Meredith Akerman, Kate OʼNeill, Jill Castaneda, Anupama Subramony, Paula Fessler, Charles Schleien, John DʼAngelo
STUDY OBJECTIVE: A gap analysis of emergency departments' (EDs') pediatric readiness across a health system was performed after the appointment of a service line health system pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) quality director. METHODS: A 55-question survey was completed by each eligible ED to generate a weighted pediatric readiness score (WPRS). The survey included questions regarding volume, ED configuration, presence of a pediatric emergency care coordinator (PECC), quality initiatives, policies and procedures, and equipment...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
P Morin, B Guillois, L Gloanec, N Chatelier, G Saint-Lorant
AIM: Adverse drug events are a daily concern in neonatology departments. The aim of this study was to assess the professional practices of preparation and administration of injectable forms of medications in neonatology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A professional practice evaluation with regard to the preparation and administration of various injectable forms of medications in different neonatology units within a given department was conducted by a pharmacy intern based on an assessment grid comprising ten criteria...
September 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Emanuela Alfieri, Alessia Alebbi, M Giovanna Bedini, Laura Boni, Chiara Foà
BACKGROUND AND AIM: There are several studies that support the importance of advanced expertise and specialization of the neonatal pediatric nurse. However, proceeding with a analysis of the scientific literature regarding the nursing advanced competence in neonatology, very few studies specify and define these competences. The aim of the study is investigate and analyze skills, tasks and responsibilities of the neonatal pediatric nurse, to map a "neonatal nurse competence profile", offered from the points of view of the Neonatology Units professionals...
July 18, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Valerie Clary-Muronda, Charlene Pope
OBJECTIVE: To identify instruments appropriate to measure interprofessional team performance in neonatal resuscitation (NR), describe the validity and reliability of extant NR instruments, and determine instruments for use in interprofessional birthing room NR simulations. DATA SOURCES: The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Ovid MEDLINE, Proquest, ScienceDirect, PubMed, and Scopus databases were searched. STUDY SELECTION: We used inclusion and exclusion criteria and screened 641 abstracts from January 2000 through December 2014 for relevance to the research question...
September 2016: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
Mostafa Sedighi, Farzaneh Asadi, Nasrin Moradian, Mazyar Vakiliamini, Mohamad Moradian
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of levetiracetam (LEV) in the management of seizures in neonates. METHODS: A prospective non-blind, single arm clinical trial conducted in the Department of Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Care, Mohamad Kermanshahi, and Imam Reza Hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran from May 2014 to December 2014. Fifty out of 60 newborns with gestational age >/=30 weeks with clinically diagnosed seizures were included...
July 2016: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
Matthew E Oster, Susan W Aucott, Jill Glidewell, Jesse Hackell, Lazaros Kochilas, Gerard R Martin, Julia Phillippi, Nelangi M Pinto, Annamarie Saarinen, Marci Sontag, Alex R Kemper
Newborn screening for critical congenital heart defects (CCHD) was added to the US Recommended Uniform Screening Panel in 2011. Within 4 years, 46 states and the District of Columbia had adopted it into their newborn screening program, leading to CCHD screening being nearly universal in the United States. This rapid adoption occurred while there were still questions about the effectiveness of the recommended screening protocol and barriers to follow-up for infants with a positive screen. In response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention partnered with the American Academy of Pediatrics to convene an expert panel between January and September 2015 representing a broad array of primary care, neonatology, pediatric cardiology, nursing, midwifery, public health, and advocacy communities...
May 2016: Pediatrics
Bénédicte Lombart
INTRODUCTION: pediatric care is a context in which the concept of specific care should be thought over, hereby suggesting a reflection on formalizing the notion of pediatric care. CONTEXT: the concept of care applied to nursing care offers a framework for professionals. Pediatric care presents specificities which lead to adapting the concept of care which is only formalized globally or in specific cases such as neonatology. RESULTS: according to various theories, the formalization of a concept specifically for children aged 1 to 15 seems to be lacking...
September 2015: Recherche en Soins Infirmiers
Joan Roberts, Taylor Sawyer, Donald Foubare, Jennifer Reid, Kimberly Stone, Don Stephanian, Douglas Thompson
INTRODUCTION: To provide an informed choice of equipment purchase, we sought to use simulation to allow medical providers an opportunity to evaluate two potential laryngoscopes. METHODS: The study followed a prospective, blinded comparison design. Participants were blinded to the laryngoscope brands by using alphabetic labels on the handles ("A" and "B"). Participants included a convenience sample of healthcare providers who perform intubation. Participants were allowed to perform intubation with the two laryngoscope brands on neonatal, child, and adolescent/adult airway simulators...
2015: Curēus
Pamela B Andreatta, Jessica J Klotz, Suzanne L Dooley-Hash, Joe G Hauptman, Bea Biddinger, Joseph B House
The purpose of this article was to establish psychometric validity evidence for competency assessment instruments and to evaluate the impact of 2 forms of training on the abilities of clinicians to perform neonatal intubation. To inform the development of assessment instruments, we conducted comprehensive task analyses including each performance domain associated with neonatal intubation. Expert review confirmed content validity. Construct validity was established using the instruments to differentiate between the intubation performance abilities of practitioners (N = 294) with variable experience (novice through expert)...
February 2015: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Endale Gebreegziabher, Adugna Aregawi, Habtamu Getinet
BACKGROUND: Competency in neonatal resuscitation is critical in the delivery rooms, neonatology units and pediatrics intensive care units to ensure the safety and health of neonates. Each year, millions of babies do not breathe immediately at birth, and among them the majority require basic neonatal resuscitation. Perinatal asphyxia is a major contributor to neonatal deaths worldwide in resource-limited settings. Neonatal resuscitation is effective only when health professionals have sufficient knowledge and skills...
2014: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
Sofia Bisogni, Francesca Giusti, Daniele Ciofi, Filippo Festini
BACKGROUND: Prolonging the duration of peripheral venous catheters (PVC) as long as possible in children is a nursing priority. However, available studies provide conflicting evidence on what kind of flush/lock solution should be used to increase the life of PVCs in children. OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical behavior of nurses working in Italian pediatric units with regards to PVCs flushing and locking practices. METHODS: Cross-sectional study...
June 2014: Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing
S De Franco, S Rizzollo, P Angellotti, A Guala, G Stival, F Ferrero
AIM: During a nursing conference of the Northeaster Piedmont Neonatal Intensive and Subintensive Neonatal Units the error in pediatrics and neonatology was discussed and a follow-up work was proposed with the aim to understand how many, what type of errors and what kind of adverse event they cause in our clinical practice. METHODS: Through an anonymous "detection sheet" we detected the errors made between March 1 and April 30, 2010 in a NICU and 2 Subintensive therapies...
February 2014: Minerva Pediatrica
Aleksandra Korzeniewska-Eksterowicz, Maria Respondek-Liberska, Łukasz Przysło, Wojciech Fendler, Wojciech Młynarski, Ewa Gulczyńska
OBJECTIVE: To identify barriers and personnel attitudes towards realization of palliative care principles in neonatological units. STUDY DESIGN: An anonymous questionnaire was posted to all heads of departments and head nurses of all the 27 neonatological units in the Lodz area. RESULTS: We received 46 (85%) questionnaires. Final analysis comprised 42 properly filled-in questionnaires (by 22 doctors and 20 nurses). In case of prenatal diagnosis of a lethal defect, 77...
2013: TheScientificWorldJournal
J B Tsiba, J R Mabiala Babela, M N Ngoulou, G Niambi Poaty, M Moukouyou Ndombo, D Moukassa
The supply and the quality of care dispensed in a service depend on the quality of the technical and human tray, but also from effective presence of the staff during the work time. The purpose of this study is to determine the absenteeism level of the paramedical staff in General Pediatric and Neonatology of Loandjili General Hospital (Pointe Noire) and identifying causes. A cross-sectional study has been conducted from January 1(st) to June 30(th) 2011 on 21 nurses in General Pediatric and 20 in Neonatology...
October 2013: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
Erica Saleski Forsythe, Patricia Jackson Allen
This integrative literature review focuses on the health risks associated with late-preterm infants (34 to 36 and 6/7 weeks gestation) and the implications for newborn primary care providers and pediatric nurses. Common morbidities in the late-term population included hyperbilirubinemia, respiratory compromise, hyperglycemia and poor feeding, temperature instability, and infection. Primary care providers should be aware of these morbidities to be sure risk-focused evaluation is performed during and after the birth hospitalization, and treatment is administered when necessary...
July 2013: Pediatric Nursing
Colin Morgan, Catherine Barry, Katie Barnes
The advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) role first developed in the USA in the 1960s in primary care. Since then, it has evolved in many different countries and subspecialties, creating a variety of challenges for those designing and implementing master's programs for this valuable professional group. We focus on ANPs in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care setting to illustrate the complexity of issues faced by both faculty and students in such a program. We review the impact of limited resources, faculty recruitment/accreditation, and the relationship with the medical profession in establishing a curriculum...
2012: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Emily S Patterson, Jiajie Zhang, Patricia Abbott, Michael C Gibbons, Svetlana Z Lowry, Matthew T Quinn, Mala Ramaiah, David Brick
BACKGROUND: Usability of electronic health records (EHRs) is an important factor affecting patient safety and the EHR adoption rate for both adult and pediatric care providers. A panel of interdisciplinary experts (the authors) was convened by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to generate consensus recommendations to improve EHR usefulness, usability, and patient safety when supporting pediatric care, with a focus on critical user interactions. METHODS: The panel members represented expertise in the disciplines of human factors engineering (HFE), usability, informatics, and pediatrics in ambulatory care and pediatric intensive care...
March 2013: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Lisa Danzmann, Petra Gastmeier, Frank Schwab, Ralf-Peter Vonberg
BACKGROUNDS: Staff in the hospital itself may be the source of a nosocomial outbreak (NO). But the role of undetected carriers as an outbreak source is yet unknown. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted to evaluate outbreaks caused by health care workers (HCW). The Worldwide Outbreak Database and PubMed served as primary sources of data. Articles in English, German or French were included. Other reviews were excluded. There were no restrictions with respect to the date of publication...
2013: BMC Infectious Diseases
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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the present situation of neonatal subspecialty in the mainland of China, and provide reference data for further development and standardization of neonatal discipline in China. METHODS: Data of neonatal subspecialty of 109 hospitals in the mainland of China acquired by questionnaire were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: Of the 109 hospitals that located in 22 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, 68 (62...
May 2012: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
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