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Outcomes of developmental care in an Australian neonatal intensive care nursery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14700178     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes of implementation of a developmental care model in an Australian tertiary NICU. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective chart audit was used to determine the differences between predevelopmental and developmental care outcomes for infants, parents, the unit, and nursing. SAMPLE: Two subsets of infants were selected for comparison: one of infants receiving predevelopmental care (n = 42) and another of infants receiving developmental care (n = 42). RESULTS: Infants receiving developmental care required less time on total parenteral nutrition, required less exogenous surfactant, and had less documented feeding intolerance. Changes were observed in ambience and in the use of space for providing parent-infant care. Also observed was the individualized expertise of nursing staff and of parents.
Michele Prentice; Colleen Stainton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0730-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:    2003 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-31     Completed Date:  2004-02-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-23     Citation Subset:  N    
Newborn Care Centre, Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Infant, Premature, Diseases / nursing*,  prevention & control
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal / standards*
Neonatal Nursing / standards*
New South Wales
Nurse's Role*
Nursing Assessment*
Nursing Evaluation Research
Nursing Records
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)*
Parents / psychology
Philosophy, Nursing
Retrospective Studies

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