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Reducing Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
A central-line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) can be detrimental to any hospitalized patient, but neonates are especially fragile due to their immature immune system, repeated invasive procedures, and frequency ...
Recommendation of a Neonatal Intravenous Infiltration Pathway
Peripheral intravenous infiltration is a complication that can cause serious morbidities and adversely affect healthcare outcomes. Ideally, the best way to avoid peripheral intravenous infiltrations is to prevent them with ...
Implementation of a Late Preterm Infant Protocol
Problem: Late preterm infants are often considered and treated as functionally mature at birth. Research has proven the late preterm infant has a higher risk of morbidity and mortality in comparison to infants born at term ...
Developing Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines for Neonatal Blood Transfusions
Premature infants receive packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusions to maintain a hemoglobin threshold, replace laboratory losses, or treat symptoms such as tachycardia, tachypnea, apnea, or growth failure (Kasat, ...
Papaverine Prolonging the Patency of Peripheral Arterial Catheters in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Critically ill infants often require long-term peripheral arterial lines to monitor blood pressures and provide access for frequent blood gas monitoring. Neonatal vessels, due to their small and delicate vasculature, are ...
Neonatal Nurses' Perception of Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Family involvement is an important part of care for the infant within the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Neonatal nurses recognize the importance of family-centered care (FCC), but need further education in this ...