February 1, 2017

IV Tubing Changes: What Constitutes Best Practice?

While there are some randomized controlled trials demonstrating that the decreased frequency with which IV tubing is changed does not increase risk of infection (Gillies et al, 2005), this seems to be an area where neonatal practitioners are hesitant to make that change.  …

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July 5, 2016

Reduce Lipid Related Embolisms in Preemies

This practice of using a filter when infusing intralipids alone may be a new one to your organization, particularly in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Filtering three-in-one solutions (dextrose, protein and intralipids) has long been a recommendation from the Infusion Nurses’ Society (INS)

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April 3, 2015

The Prevention of Medication Errors

Patient safety should be at the forefront of all care and decisions.  Whether through the oath of Hippocrates or the golden rule, or most lessons taught by your mother – “first, do no harm.”  When we look at the history of medicine in general…

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