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Parental Interaction in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Parent-infant bonding may be disrupted by premature delivery and complicated by a hospital stay and medical equipment. There are a large number of studies that show early neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) interventions ...
Promoting Effective Pain Management in the NICU
Problem: Pain management in the NICU has remained a challenge despite advances in the field of neonatology. Repeated exposure to painful procedures in the NICU without adequate pain management is thought to be the cause ...
Improving Parental Satisfaction in Transition to Home from the NICU: A Quality Improvement Project
Problem: Bringing an infant home from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can mean caring for a baby with multiple health care needs, or minimally, feeding and growth issues. The infant may require a regimented ...
Improving Parent Satisfaction with NICU Transitions
Having a critically ill child in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can cause stress and impaired role adaptation for the parents. Transitions in the site of care, care plan, or care team further enhance distress, ...