Posts Tagged Heidi K. Curran

Does Replicating Biological Maternal Sounds During NICU Hospitalizations Positively Affect Weight Gain in VLBW Infants?

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Very low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants (≤1,500 g) particularly are at risk for developing growth deficiencies from insufficient nourishment during the first 28 days of life, collectively known as the neonatal period. This inadequate nutrition could lead to harmful growth and psychomotor effects that can continue through childhood and even into adulthood. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) committee on nutrition has recognized the crucial need for early, adequate nutrition for preterm infants. This committee recommends that NICU incubators should attempt to replicate the womb in order for weight gain to equal […]

The FPQC Second Annual Conference 2013: Special Group Rate Savings

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The FPQC is offering a discounted rate per person for groups of five or more people from the same affiliation to our Second Annual Conference on March 21st and 22nd in Tampa, FL. Each person will save $25 off of his or her registration classification fee. To qualify for this […]

Increasing RNs Involvement in Quality Improvement Initiatives

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Funded by the by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a new research study published in the Journal of Nursing Care Quality found little difference in participation in quality improvement (QI) initiatives by RNs licensed between 2004/2005 and between 2007/2008. Despite these findings, the research team noted that there has been […]

Excessive Use of Cesarean Sections in the US Costing Health System @$5 Billion

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Many maternal and infant health advocacy groups and practitioners have known for some time that the excessive use of cesarean sections in the US have placed mothers and infants at unnecessary risks. Now, a new comprehensive study by the research firm Truven Health Analytics has quantified monetarily the effects of cesarean […]