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Reducing Unplanned Extubations in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Purpose: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to explore the complications and risk factors associated with unplanned extubation (UE) in the neonatal population and to implement an UE bundle to reduce ...
Reducing Alarm Fatigue in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Technology in the neonatal intensive care has allowed for many advancements in the care and treatment of critically ill infants. Unfortunately, this technology can also be associated with a staggering number of audible ...
Implementation and Evaluation of a “Golden Hour” Protocol in a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
BACKGROUND: The neonatal “Golden Hour” is the first hour of life following premature birth. This timeframe greatly influences risk factors related to mortality and morbidity. Use of a golden hour protocol to guide ...
Implementation and Evaluation of a Rapid Sequence Intubation Protocol in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Background: The AAP recommends premedication with an analgesic and consideration of a paralytic medication prior to non-emergent intubations in the NICU. Premedication use is inconsistent in both the medications given and ...