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Development of a neonatal intensive care nursery resuscitation and triage team: impact on nursing care and infant outcome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7854264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The admission and initial stabilization of an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit pose a time of increased stress for the neonate as well as the caregivers. Constant observation by nursing personnel is critical so that major physiologic and anatomic changes that naturally occur do not compromise the neonate during this time of extrauterine adjustment. Continuous reassessment of temperature, respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, color, tone, and behavior during the initial four-hour postnatal period is crucial for the infant's survival and the preservation of an intact central nervous system and cardiopulmonary function. The complexity of the admission process should not jeopardize the nursing care of other infants in a busy neonatal intensive care unit. We developed a framework that separates bedside nursing activities from the resuscitation and admission process that ensures the infant's transition to the nursery is met with urgency and consistency without subjecting the remaining infants to a decreased level of care.
C A Wheeler; A E Tudhope
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0730-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-03-16     Completed Date:  1995-03-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-62     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care, Neonatal / organization & administration*
Neonatal Nursing / organization & administration
Organizational Objectives
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Patient Admission
Patient Care Team / organization & administration*
Resuscitation / methods*
Triage / organization & administration*

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