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NANN’s SmartBrief e-newsletter offers subscribers a weekly summary of professional news, trends, and updates. Opt in to have the latest news in neonatal nursing sent directly to your inbox each week. Read the top stories, including

  • Simulation Center Trains Clinicians for Newborn Emergencies. The Newborn Center Comprehensive Insight to Simulation Program at Texas Children's Hospital helps physicians, nurses, and other staff train for medical emergencies involving infants. Medical director Dr. Jennifer Arnold says the program can help prepare clinicians for critical situations in a safe environment.
  • Report: Pennsylvania Averages Two Newborn Misidentification Events Daily. A report from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority found about two newborn misidentification events happen daily in the state. A large majority did not result in harm, but five serious events were identified.
  • Ohio Hospital NICU Tests Positive for Serratia Bacteria. Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio, and local and state officials are investigating the cause of positive cultures for a type of Serratia bacteria found in its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Ohio Department of Health spokeswoman Melanie Amato said the state is investigating "infections caused by Serratia marcescens bacteria" and the hospital said it has stopped accepting transfers to its NICU as a precaution.

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