In an effort to decrease this length of stay, caregivers in this NICU identified several opportunities for intervention and developed a process improvement project with a goal of reducing the length of stay by 20%for infants born at or beyond 35 weeks of gestation.
Extended NICU stays present a unique challenge to parents, who struggle to desire their desire to be present at their infant’s bedside with the need to return to work or care for other children at home. Bedside webcams may help reduce this parental distress, according to a new study.
Nasal injuries are common in NICU patients receiving continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) support. Neonatologist Hany Aly, MD, explains how Cleveland Clinic Children’s ensures that the CPAP nasal interface is properly adjusted for each infant.
Neonatal nursing is not for the faint of heart, yet the rewards are so great they are often life changing. For neonatal nurses, their patients may be small, but the act of caring for them is profound. Learn more in this month’s Year of the Nurse Specialty Spotlight!
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A NICU stay can have negative effects on infants born prematurely and their families. A new Cleveland Clinic Children’s program uses recorded parental voice to reduce that stress and promote a nurturing environment for families separated by a NICU stay.
Missed maternal visits to NICU is correlated with maternal depression, according to a small study presented this week at #AAP19. Neonatologist Anirudha Das, MD, discusses the findings and their clinical implications.
To help combat the opioid crisis, nurses in the mother/baby unit at Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital have implemented several new protocols aimed at selective use of narcotic medications.
With survival rates for premature infants improving, the focus on care is expanding to include improving babies’ well-being and optimizing growth and development.
Improvements in the cost and diagnostic accuracy of whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing are reshaping management of NICU patients. We explore benefits and barriers to use.
In its 11th year, Cleveland Clinic’s annual Neonatal Nursing Conference is designed to educate and engage attendees, while highlighting new understanding of care realities in the neonatal intensive care environment.