Intensive care unit (neonatal)

Innovations

State-Mandated Nurse Staffing Levels Alleviate Workloads, Leading to Lower Patient Mortality and Higher Nurse Satisfaction 08/31/12

As mandated by State law, the California Department of Health Services requires acute care hospitals to maintain minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. Required ratios vary by unit, ranging...

Protocols, Task Specialization, and Case Reviews Virtually Eliminate Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 07/09/11

The newborn intensive care unit at The Children's Hospital at Providence Alaska Medical Center modified and adopted comprehensive protocols and practices and instituted task specialization and...

Palliative Care Program Honors Parent Wishes and Provides Support, Generating Positive Feedback From Families Facing Loss of Baby 05/25/11

The Hand-in-Hand Perinatal Palliative Care Program provides a formal, organized system of support for pregnant women and families who experience or will soon experience the loss of a baby with a...

Standardized Protocol Reduces Likelihood of Pneumothorax and Death in Low Birthweight Infants 09/04/08

The Children's Hospital of Greenville standardized clinical management of extremely low birthweight infants born at less than 30 weeks' gestational age to decrease rates of pneumothorax and...

Noise Alert System Helps Staff and Visitors to Reduce Decibel Levels in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 08/12/08

In an effort to improve quality of care by preventing excessively loud sounds that could be painful to premature infants and negatively affect their development, a sound monitoring and advisory...

QualityTools

Toolkit for the Follow-Up Care of the Premature Infant 03/12/14

This toolkit for health care professionals provides information and resources to help facilitate the care of premature infants and improve their outcomes. It is designed to aid communication between members of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (...

Transitioning Newborns From NICU to Home: A Resource Toolkit 01/24/14

This toolkit for hospitals provides information and resources to improve safety when newborns transition home from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Through a Health Coach Program, the toolkit offers coaches, parents, and families...

Surviving Sepsis Campaign 09/26/13

The Surviving Sepsis Campaign has developed a suite of tools to help hospitals reduce mortality due to sepsis and to guide efforts to improve sepsis-related performance. In addition, other organizations have developed tools in the course of their...

NICHD Neonatal Research Network: Extremely Preterm Birth Outcome Data 09/16/08

This Web site for the Neonatal Research Network is intended to better inform health care providers and families about possible outcomes for extremely preterm infants based on standardized assessments. It is not intended to be the only information...

California Perinatal Quality of Care Collaborative Quality Improvement Toolkits 06/25/08

California Perinatal Quality of Care Collaborative Toolkits are all inclusive packages to help facilitate improved perinatal outcomes, excellent patient care, and efficient resource allocation at hospitals. The following toolkits are available:...

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