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February 7, 2013
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News for Neonatal Care Professionals

  Neonatal Care 
  • Prenatal exposure to air pollution tied to lower birth weight
    Pregnant women exposed to increased levels of particulate air pollution were more likely to give birth to smaller babies, according to a study in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Every 10-microgram increase of pollution particles per cubic meter of air was linked to an 8.9 gram decline in infant birth weight, researchers said. MyHealthNewsDaily.com (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health Policy & Practice 
  • D.C. council considering mandated nurse-to-patient ratios
    Washington, D.C., Council Chairman Phil Mendelson is proposing requirements that city hospitals adhere to set nurse-to-patient ratios. Hospitals would need to maintain a ratio of one nurse to two patients in neonatal intensive care units, and one nurse per patient in operating rooms. The Washington Post (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CDC awards $10.2M contract for disabilities research
    The CDC awarded RTI International a five-year, $10.2 million contract for research into the causes and prevalence of developmental disabilities, including cerebral palsy. The research will support work by the Developmental Disabilities Branch of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. WashingtonTechnology.com (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Premature birth rate in U.S. continues to drop
    The rate of premature births declined for the fifth consecutive year in 2011 to 11.7%, the lowest rate in the past 10 years, according to a report released by the March of Dimes. Overall, the country was given a "C" rating on premature birth rates, and four states received an "A" for achieving the 9.6% preterm birth rate goal. PhysiciansBriefing.com/HealthDay News (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Birth defect rates rise in Europe with mothers' ages, IVF use
    The growth in the number of older women having babies and the use of in vitro fertilization techniques have helped drive up birth defect rates in Europe from 1984 to 2007, according to a study in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Europe experienced a 50% increase in congenital birth defects during that period, according to European Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies data. The Inquisitr (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Have a special interest within the neonatal profession?
    Join one or more of NANN's Special Interest Groups (SIGs). NANN SIGs provide a forum for members with similar concentrations and challenges to easily interact with each other and develop extended resource bases. The SIGs are open to all NANN members, and members may participate in as many SIGs as they would like. SIG topics include Advanced Practice, Education, Management, NNP Faculty, Research, Staff Nurse and Surgical Neonate. Join today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Call for volunteers: Research Institute Small Grants Committee
    Are you a NANN member, interested in volunteering? NANN is  seeking three members to serve on the Small Grants Committee, a subcommittee of the NANN Research Institute. The purpose of the committee is to oversee the Small Grants application process, review submissions, and provide support to recipients and mentors to ensure optimal outcomes, adherence to timelines, reporting and overall success of each grant. Apply by Feb. 28. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Position Title Company Name Location
Neonatal Nurse PractitionerProMedicaToledo, OH
Assistant Nurse Manager - Neonatal Intensive CareCounty of San BernardinoColton, CA
NICU Nurse ManagerCrouse HospitalSyracuse, NY
NNP Locum TenenSeattle Children's HospitalSeattle, WA
Director, Neonatal ICUJoe DiMaggio Children's HospitalHollywood, FL
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