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January 10, 2013
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News for Neonatal Care Professionals

  Neonatal Care 
 
  • Study recommends updated retinopathy screening approach
    Screenings for retinopathy of prematurity risk should include gestational age and birthweight, according to a new study by Turkish researchers in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Current screening practices fail to detect all cases, which can cause irreversible visual loss, researchers said. MedWire News (U.K.) (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Physical therapy aids development of preterm babies
    The use of physical therapy for prematurely born infants is gaining ground as a means to promote development and even encourage parental bonds that can be interrupted by treatment. Stretching, massage and positioning therapy techniques can be used with infants born at 26 to 29 weeks and after. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health Policy & Practice 
 
  • Premature birth rate decreases in N.Y.
    The premature birth rate in New York fell thanks to efforts to increase the quality of prenatal care and raise awareness among pregnant women, state Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah says. Births before 37 weeks' gestational age went from 12.2% in 2009 to 10.9% in 2011. United Press International (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trends & Technology 
 
  • Postoperative acetaminophen reduces morphine use among infants
    Infants who received intermittent intravenous acetaminophen after undergoing major surgery had a substantially lower cumulative morphine dose in the initial 48 hours than the continuous morphine group, a Dutch study found. Pain scores and side effects were not significantly different between the groups, researchers wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association. DoctorsLounge.com/HealthDay News (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Behavior can help reduce some birth defect risks
    Women can minimize the risk of certain birth defects before they become pregnant, writes pediatrician Dana Johnson. Keeping current on vaccinations, hand-washing, and abstaining from alcohol, tobacco or narcotics are among the steps that can reduce birth defect risk, Johnson writes. This is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Wisconsin State Journal (Madison) (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  NANN News 
  • 2013 NICU Leadership Forum NANN Scholarships Deadline is Jan. 14
    NANN members can now apply for one of six NANN scholarships to attend the NICU Leadership Forum in Scottsdale, Ariz., April 9-13. NICU Leadership Forum attendees will learn practical solutions to help navigate through daily challenges while also providing the opportunity for you to network with fellow NICU nursing leaders. Applications must be submitted by Monday, Jan. 14. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Free CNE for NANN members with CNENow!
    NANN continues to provide you with the best and most relevant education with CNENow! The ongoing series of peer-reviewed educational modules will help neonatal nurses acquire and reinforce knowledge of neonatal care. Learn from one or all five modules, including: Patent Ductus Arteriosus: Left-to-Right Shunting and Interpretation of Blood Gases. Learn more about the diverse modules and to order. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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