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March 14, 2013
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News for Neonatal Care Professionals

  Neonatal Care 
  • Study assesses impact of suctioning on hospital stays
    The type and frequency of intervention infants suffering from bronchiolitis receive in hospital settings might affect length of stay, according to a new single-center study reported online in JAMA Pediatrics. Infants who received invasive nasopharyngeal suctioning had longer hospital stays than infants who received noninvasive nasal suctioning. Infants who went more than four hours between suctioning events, three or more times, also had longer stays. MedPage Today (free registration) (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health Policy & Practice 
  • Md. hospital reunites hundreds of children, parents, nurses
    Maryland's Howard County General Hospital held an NICU reunion for more than 200 infants, children, parents and nurses -- its first such event since 2008. One attendee kept a journal of her daughter's 131 days in the hospital NICU to mark milestones and events, including laser retinal surgery, 60 blood transfusions and hearing her baby cry for the first time. One nurse made a plaster imprint of the baby's feet and gave it to the parents as a holiday ornament. The Baltimore Sun (3/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Today's Dietitian picks NICU RD as one of its top 10
    Today's Dietitian magazine named its top 10 registered dietitians based on their accomplishments and dedication. More than 100 nominations were received, and among the winners was Fran Van Geyte, who works in the neonatal ICU at Elliot Hospital's New Hampshire Hospital for Children. "I work at a hospital that understands just how important nutrition is in a baby's care. That brings out the best in me," she said. Today's Dietitian (3/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nurse staffing bill hits snag in Minn.
    A Minnesota bill that would force hospitals to meet nurse staffing standards may be stalled in the state Legislature. A committee leader wants hospitals and nurses to move toward a consensus before a hearing is scheduled. Minnesota Public Radio (3/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Technology 
  • Study: Implementation, not accreditation, ups breast-feeding rates
    New mothers are more likely to continue breast-feeding their babies when deliveries take place in hospitals that implement at least four of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative guidelines, regardless of whether the facilities are BFHI-accredited, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. The four steps most likely to result in continued breast-feeding are immediately placing the newborn in contact with its mother's skin, breast-feeding within an hour after delivery, rooming in, and giving the infant no other food or drink. The initiative, created by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund, is a 10-step program to increase breast-feeding rates. Reuters (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • DHA supplements may reduce very premature births, researchers say
    Pregnant women who took docosahexaenoic acid supplements three times a day until birth were less likely to give birth very prematurely than the placebo group, U.S. researchers said. Babies of DHA-supplemented mothers were a little larger and heavier, and were born about three days later compared with babies in the placebo group, according to the study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Reuters (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Are you a NANN member, interested in volunteering?
    NANN is seeking volunteers who have leadership experience for two Chair positions. The CNENow! Work Group Chair will recruit, maintain and oversee the content work of up to four work group members and an editorial board. The purpose of this work group is to ensure that NANN's popular CNENow! learning modules contain relevant content for neonatal nurses. NANN is seeking an additional member to serve as Chair of the Neonatal Development Care Specialist designation Work Group. The purpose of this work group is to ensure that the designation test reflects the state of content from Developmental Care of Newborns and Infants and to oversee the process for those who are receiving or maintaining their Specialist designation. Applicants must be current NANN members in good standing. Applications are due Friday, May 3. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Do you have a special interest within the neonatal profession?
    Are you interested in advance practice nursing or nursing education? If so, join one or more of NANN's special interest groups (SIGs). NANN SIGs provide members with similar interests a forum to interact with each other and share feedback and opinions in the neonatal profession. When you join a SIG, you are joining an extended resource and networking base. NANN SIGs are open to all NANN members, and you may participate in as many SIGs as you would like. SIG topics include: advanced practice, education, management, NNP faculty, research, staff nurse and surgical. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Position Title Company Name Location
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner OpportunityEssentia HealthDuluth, MN
Neonatal Nurse PractitionerEastern Maine Medical CenterBangor, ME
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner CoordinatorMUSC Medical CenterCharleston, SC
Clinical Care ManagerPSA HealthcareHouston, TX
NNPOptimus AssociatesChicagoland Area, IL
Registered Nurse - NICUCommunity Regional Medical CenterFresno, CA
Experienced Neonatal ICU Nurses NeededOregon Health & Science UniversityPortland, OR
Neonatal Nurse PractitionerFairfax Neonatal Associates, PCFairfax and Leesburg, VA
Dean - Social Sciences and HumanitiesNortheastern UniversityBoston, MA
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