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Paternal Involvement and Breastfeeding Support
Problem: Breastfeeding duration is not meeting national goals according to the CDC (82%).|Background: Breastfeeding has many benefits for a baby's health and development as well as for the mother and the bonding between ...
Coloring to Reduce Stress Among Advanced Practice Providers in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Healthcare is a stressful profession. Research has shown that stress among healthcare providers can have detrimental effects to both the providers and patients, as higher stress can lead to decreased job satisfaction, high ...
The Use of Placental Blood on Admission to the NICU
Background: Upon admission to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), very low birth weight (VLBW) infants are routinely phlebotomized within the first hours of life. Though necessary, this can lead to poor outcomes ...
Implementation of Humidity in Isolettes to Prevent Insensible Water Loss
Background: The stratum corneum is a skin layer made up of a dead cell layer of corneocytes. This structure acts as a barrier which prevents water loss while also preventing entry of infectious organisms, toxins, and ...