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Effect of standardized approach to the care of the extremely low birthweight infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9267119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An extremely low birthweight (ELBW) protocol was developed at this regional neonatal intensive care unit. The focus was the standardization of care related to the implementation/maintenance of a humidified environment and attention to prevention of skin excoriation in the extremely low birthweight infant (< 1000 g). Steps toward successful implementation of the standardized approach required an interdisciplinary commitment, literature review of current practice methodologies, a definition of nursing and medical approach to these infants in the first days of life, and an evaluation of the practice change focusing on patient outcomes. A comparative review was completed that evaluated the change in patient outcomes of the extremely low birthweight infants relative to fluid and electrolyte status in the first five days of life after implementation of the protocol as compared to prior to implementation of the protocol.
S A Furdon; J Lapitsky; S Diven; M J Horgan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nursing care quality     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1057-3631     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Care Qual     Publication Date:  1997 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-25     Completed Date:  1997-09-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200672     Medline TA:  J Nurs Care Qual     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-51     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Albany Medical Center, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Protocols
Hospitals, Urban
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight*
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal / standards*
Neonatal Nursing / standards*
New York
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)*
Skin Care / methods*,  nursing

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