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April 5, 2012
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News for Neonatal Care Professionals

  Neonatal Care 
  • Newborn lung function may predict risk for childhood asthma
    Newborns with significantly decreased lung function were more likely to develop asthma by age 7, according to a study to be published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Researchers also found that children who developed asthma had significant bronchial sensitivity as newborns. (4/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lean management helps hospital improve ICU infection rates
    Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis used lean management principals to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections in its ICUs and improve patient transitions among units. The CLABSI project included standardizing infection-control protocols among the hospital's seven ICUs and training staff to use a daily checklist to assess a patient's continued need for a central line. (3/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
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  Health Policy & Practice 
  • Fewer early elective births would lower NICU costs, experts say
    Health care organizations, Medicaid, insurers and the March of Dimes are raising awareness that reducing early elective births will help prevent respiratory, digestive and even brain complications in newborns while lowering costs associated with NICU stays. There is "an explosion of brain development in the last few weeks of gestation," said Billie Short, division chief of NICU at Children's National Medical Center in Washington. Politico (Washington, D.C.) (4/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Technology 
  • Children's hospital to pilot telemedicine initiative
    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has confirmed that it will pilot a telemedicine initiative with $100,000 in financial backing from the Verizon Foundation. The program aims to test the use of pediatric specialty consultations to community hospitals in areas such as neurology consultation, neonatal intensive care and inpatient pediatric care, according to a statement by the hospital. Healthcare IT News (4/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nearly half of providers use social media for networking
    Data on 2,790 health care professionals showed about one-third of survey respondents used social media to look for a job in 2011, up from 21% in 2010, and almost half said they use social media for professional networking. Physicians appeared to be the heaviest users of smartphones and other mobile devices in 2011, with 40% using them to search for health-related information or jobs, researchers from AMN Healthcare reported. American City Business Journals/Cincinnati (4/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NANN News 
  • Apply now for new NANN Small Grants
    The NANN Small Grants Program is accepting applications until June 1 from all NANN members with an interest in furthering their research interests and/or initiating their own research study. The NANN Research Institute will award two $5,000 grants and recipients will be acknowledged and receive their awards at the 2012 Annual Educational Conference. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Pursuing board certification?
    New product launches for neonatal nurses seeking career advancement and increased professional stature. The Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Certification Review Course© helps to identify the special knowledge inherent in the role and function of the registered nurse preparing to become certified in neonatal intensive care nursing and demonstrate relevant knowledge competencies. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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