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December 27, 2012
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News for Neonatal Care Professionals

  Neonatal Care 
  • High-saturation CPAP does well in study of very premature infants
    Extremely premature babies treated with continuous positive airway pressure with higher oxygen-saturation targets fared better than the lower-oxygen-saturation group, a study found. However, researchers found no difference in deaths or neurodevelopmental disorders between the CPAP group and a surfactant group. The findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. News (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • High-dose prednisolone appears safe for infantile spasms
    Treatment with high-dose prednisolone for two weeks cured 18 of 30 babies diagnosed with refractory infantile spasms in a study presented at the American Epilepsy Society's annual meeting. Five of the 12 who did not respond to prednisolone were cured after a subsequent two-week treatment with intramuscular adrenocorticotropic hormone. Though a larger, randomized study is needed to confirm the results, high-dose prednisolone may be a safe first-line alternative to ACTH therapy, the lead researcher said. (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Opportunities
Are you a talented Nurse Practitioner with strong clinical skills? Are you passionate about neonatal care? Our staff excel in providing the highest quality health care in a compassionate, family-centered environment. Answer your calling. We have opportunities for NNPs with all levels of experience. Join our team and become a part of the heart and soul of Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.
  Health Policy & Practice 
  • FDA OKs use of Varizig to ease effects of chickenpox
    Cangene's Varizig has been approved by the FDA to reduce the severity of chickenpox symptoms within four days after exposure to varicella zoster virus among individuals at high risk for chickenpox. High-risk patients include newborns, pregnant women, premature babies, children less than a year old, those with compromised immune systems and those without viral immunity, according to the agency. News (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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 
  • CDC: Obesity rates drop slightly in preschool-aged children
    The percentage of obese, low-income preschoolers declined from above 15% in 2003 to below 15% in 2010, CDC researchers report in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Possible explanations include an increase in the prevalence of breast-feeding, researchers said. Reuters (12/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  NANN News 
  • Apply for a NANN Scholarship to attend the 2013 NICU Leadership Forum
    NANN members can now apply for one of six NANN scholarships to attend the NICU Leadership Forum in Scottsdale, Ariz., April 9 to 13. At the 2013 NICU Leadership Forum, you will learn practical solutions to help navigate through daily challenges while also providing the opportunity for you to network with your fellow NICU nursing leaders. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NANN group membership discounts available for new members
    NANN, along with its division, the National Association of Nurse Practitioners, offers discounts for groups of three or more new members. This group discount helps make membership even more affordable for the neonatal nurses in your unit. 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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Position Title Company Name Location
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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