Early PT Critical to Treatment of CMT

Starting interventions as early as three months of age has significant impact Recent research indicates that congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) can be effectively treated with early—almost immediate—physical therapy intervention. “Early intervention for infants with CMT, initiated before three to four months of age, results…

Preventing Infant Misfeeds

Nurse routinely follow patient identification and authentication procedures to ensure patient safety at virtually every point of care-from the admissions desk and emergency department, to the medications dispensed at the bedside, to the pharmacy, diagnostic labs and operating rooms. Mobile systems have saved time…

Breastfeeding Champions

The Baby-Friendly USA designation honors hospitals that offer optimum care for newborn feeding and mother-baby bonding. To be named a Baby-Friendly hospital, a facility must demonstrate that it uses the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, as explained by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.…

Cystic Fibrosis Screening for Newborns

In the case of most diseases screening is an important preventative step within diagnostics, and due to the genetic basis of cystic fibrosis (CF), the screening of infants is gaining attention and supplemental research. For example, according to a report in the journal Pediatrics,…

Safe Infant Sleep

Nurses at the Intensive Care Nursery (ICN) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) were distraught when they learned some of their former patients had passed of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Philadelphia has high rates of SIDS, with 45 babies dying…

Special Delivery

High-fidelity simulation prepares future labor and delivery nurses to provide competent care Every day, labor and delivery nurses help mothers welcome their new additions to the world. The majority of those deliveries occur without complications, as women’s bodies perform actions they have been doing…

The Importance of Tummy Time

In the United States, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) continues to be the leading cause of death among babies 12 months and younger.1 Approximately 3,000 infants die each year as a result of SIDS.2 Prior to a national prevention campaign and a major educational push…

Infant Protection Systems

Of the 4 million births within the U.S. each year, only the tiniest fraction – 1 in a million, in fact – involve infant abductions from a healthcare facility. Yet, whether it’s one or 100, the risks involved for the institution from which this…

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