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December 6, 2012
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  Neonatal Care 
  • Need for early NICU therapeutic intervention seen in study
    Early therapeutic interventions in the NICU may be needed to help the muscle and nerve development of premature infants, according to a small study from Washington University in St. Louis. Therapeutic intervention can help preterm infants interact with caregivers and gain muscle tone, researchers said. Missourinet (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Prenatal NSAID use doesn't raise hypertension risk in babies
    Taking ibuprofen during the third trimester or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs at any time during pregnancy was not linked to an elevated risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, a study found. "This large multicenter epidemiologic study of PPHN risk revealed no evidence to support the hypothesis that maternal consumption during pregnancy of NSAIDs overall or ibuprofen in particular is associated with PPHN risk," researchers concluded in the journal Pediatrics. News (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health Policy & Practice 
  • Other News
QI Collaborative to Explore Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Vermont Oxford Network’s 2013 quality improvement collaborative, Controversies in Caring for Infants Affected by Neonatal Abstinence, will assist teams of neonatal & obstetric professionals to improve the quality, safety & efficiency of care for substance-exposed newborns through a series of web sessions, self-audits & improvement tools. View the full curriculum at the Vermont Oxford Network website.
  Trends & Technology 
  • Increasing survival rates seen for extremely premature babies
    The number of babies who survived after being born before 27 weeks of gestation increased in Europe from 1995 to 2006, but the prevalence of severe disabilities due to premature birth remained about the same, according to two studies in the British Medical Journal. Reuters (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Microarray testing can detect more fetal abnormalities
    Chromosomal microarrays spotted more fetal abnormalities than current prenatal tests called karyotypes, according to two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine. One study showed that microarray testing was just as effective as karyotyping in detecting genetic changes linked to birth defects. In the second study, microarrays helped identify the cause of stillbirth in 87% of the cases, compared with 71% with conventional testing. Bloomberg (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mobile app helps screen newborns for heart defects
    A smartphone application created by cardiologists at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta called Pulse Ox Tool can automate pulse oximetry screening calculations, helping to prevent a delay in diagnosis of congenital heart defects in newborns. The free app, available from iTunes, Google Play and the Windows Phone Store, yielded substantially lower error rates compared with manually calculated algorithms. Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NANN News 
  • NANN group membership discounts available for new members
    NANN's group membership plan is designed so that your facility can make membership available to every one of your neonatal nurses. Download and hang this poster in your unit to help spread the word about the value of NANN membership to your unit, your hospital and your colleagues. Call (800) 451-3795 for additional details. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    Advances in Neonatal Care is the exclusive journal for NANN members. Enhance your reading experience with the new Advances in Neonatal Care iPad® app! This dynamic app optimizes the best in digital technology, with easy to read full-text articles, engaging multimedia supplements and much more! Download full issues and excel in your practice. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Neonatal Nurse PractitionerAspire Healthcare SearchCamp Hill, PA
NICU – CLINICAL EDUCATOR (F/T 8 Hrs.)Community Regional Medical CenterFresno, CA
Clinical Nurse SpecialistMeriter Health ServicesMadison, WI
NICU Registered Nurses, Per Diem, On-Call, Evening or Night ShiftsCapital HealthPennington, NJ
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