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Impacting Practice Through Legislative Change: Removing Statutory Barriers for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to Practice to the Fullest Extent of Their Education and Training
This Doctor of Nursing Practice project focused on facilitating removal of a Nebraska State statute that limited advanced practice registered nurses' (APRNs) ability to administer patient care to the full extent of their ...
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 ...
Evaluation of Cue-Based Oral Feeding Protocols for the Preterm Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of two feeding protocols. Both feeding protocols included the implementation of oral stimulation, the use of feeding readiness cues, and a quality of nippling ...
The Relationship Between Adverse Events and the Administration of Fluids, Medications, and Blood Products Through an Umbilical Arterial Catheter in Neonates
The field of neonatology lacks adequate research to support or oppose the use of umbilical arterial catheters (UACs) for the administration of most fluids, medications, and blood products. There are recognized risks of ...
Parent and Nurse Attitudes towards Parental Engagement in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
A significant group of parents with babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) fail to build strong relationships with the nurses caring for their babies. Many parents feel unsupported and unwelcome at the bedside ...