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Preventing infant abductions: an infant security program transitioned into an interdisciplinary model.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22293642     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ensuring the safety of infants born in a hospital is a top priority and, therefore, requires a solid infant security plan. Using an interdisciplinary approach and a systematic change process, nursing leadership in collaboration with clinical nurses and security personnel analyzed the infant security program at this community hospital to identify vulnerabilities. By establishing an interdisciplinary approach to infant security, participants were able to unravel a complicated concept, systematically analyze the gaps, and agree to a plan of action. This resulted in improved communication and clarification of roles between the nursing and security divisions. Supply costs decreased by 17.4% after the first year of implementation. Most importantly, this project enhanced and strengthened the existing infant abduction prevention measures, hard wired the importance of infant security, and minimized vulnerabilities.
Jacqueline Hiner; Jeanine Pyka; Colleen Burks; Lily Pisegna; Rachel Ann Gador
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1550-5073     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    2012 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-01     Completed Date:  2012-07-18     Revised Date:  2012-09-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801387     Medline TA:  J Perinat Neonatal Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-56     Citation Subset:  N    
Labor and Delivery, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, California.
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MeSH Terms
Cooperative Behavior
Crime / prevention & control*
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Infant, Newborn
Interdisciplinary Communication*
Models, Organizational*
Neonatal Nursing / organization & administration*
Nurseries, Hospital / organization & administration*
Organizational Innovation
Patient Identification Systems / organization & administration*
Risk Management
Security Measures / organization & administration*
United States

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