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Facilitating Breastfeeding in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Identifying Barriers
The evidence for the use of human milk as the gold standard in infant nutrition is well documented. The American Academy of Pediatrics,1 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Surgeon General,2 the ...
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in the NICU
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was developed for adults but has been used in neonates as a life-saving rescue therapy for infants with respiratory failure and/or cardiac collapse as a result of congenital ...
Development and Evaluation of a Radiation Safety Program in the NICU
Advancements in medical care have resulted in births of decreased gestation and higher acuity. With increased acuity comes an increase in diagnostic testing, including radiologic imaging. Although X-rays are necessary, ...
Quality Improvement Project: Swaddle Bathing
Although the first bath is essential to prevent cross contamination of body fluids between the newborn and the health care provider, it can be a significant factor influencing successful extrauterine transition and parental ...