Study: Radiant warmth and sucrose may reduce vaccination pain | 2 antibiotics may lead to GI condition in newborns, study finds | Induction, augmentation of labor does not influence autism risk, study finds
 
 
February 19, 2015
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Study: Radiant warmth and sucrose may reduce vaccination pain
Crying and grimacing decreased by half when newborns were given a few drops of 24% sucrose solution and radiant warmth before vaccinations, compared with using sucrose alone, according to a study in Pediatrics. The warmth may mimic the effects of breast-feeding, which is associated with less newborn pain during procedures. Medscape (free registration) (2/16)
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2 antibiotics may lead to GI condition in newborns, study finds
Newborns given oral azithromycin and erythromycin may be at increased risk of the gastrointestinal condition pyloric stenosis, researchers from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences reported. The study found the biggest risk comes in the first two weeks of life, with a reduced risk for babies ages 2 weeks to 6 weeks. HealthDay News (2/16)
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Induction, augmentation of labor does not influence autism risk, study finds
Data presented at a meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine found no correlation between induction or augmentation of labor with pitocin and odds of autism spectrum disorder among children. "Induction/augmentation of labor is an important strategy to minimize risk to mother and baby in some situations. The study reassures both patients and physicians that induction or augmentation of labor does not appear to be associated with ASD risk," said researcher Dr. Erin Clark. B2C Marketing Insider (2/13), Medscape (free registration) (2/11)
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Nursing is changing. Are you ready?
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Online nurse-midwife-NP program draws working nurses
Georgetown University offers its nurse-midwife/women's health nurse practitioner program online. Program director Julia Lange Kessler said there is no waiting list because Georgetown has plenty of faculty. She said many types of nurses are a good fit for the program, including those working in emergency departments, pediatrics and NICUs. Nurse.com (2/11)
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10 ways to inspire creativity in your staff.
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New tool allows contact-free monitoring of infants' breathing, heartbeat
A camera-based monitor called Oxecam was developed by Oxehealth to enable caregivers to monitor the breathing rate and heartbeat of patients in the neonatal intensive care and pediatrics units without any attached sensors. The monitor is designed to determine movements in the upper thorax and face to measure respiration, as well as identify differences in the absorption of light wavelengths to measure blood oxygenation. mHealth News (2/13)
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NICU uses "Pea Pod" to determine newborn nutrition needs
The NICU at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles uses the "Pea Pod" device to help determine nutritional needs of newborns. Pea Pod uses air displacement to determine pressure changes that can gauge the percentage of fat and lean body mass in an infant, allowing clinicians to personalize nutrition supplements to encourage weight gain. KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV (Los Angeles) (2/12)
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Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

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Submit your application for a small grant
NANN's Small Grants program is now accepting applications from members who are interested in furthering their research. The program provides an avenue for those with little or no research background to connect with experienced researchers to enhance their skills. The Small Grants program allows research studies and evidence-based practice projects for consideration. Applicants may also request a mentor to assist in the grant writing process. You have the ability to advance neonatal nursing care. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, March 2. Learn more.
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Do you have a story to tell?
Share your special neonatal nursing story with NANN in the 2015 Brighter Tomorrows story contest. Submissions should be relevant to neonatal nursing practice and relate a baby's or family's progress or describe the professional development of a neonatal nurse. Submission deadline is Monday, May 11. The winning submission will receive a complimentary registration to NANN's 2015 Annual Educational Conference in Dallas. Learn more.
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