Neonatal Nurses Day, September 15, 2016
What a day to be a neonatal nurse! This year’s theme, Healing Hands. Generous Hearts. What You Do Matters., celebrates the immense skill and inspiring passion neonatal nurses share with their patients every single day. The celebration took social media networks by storm with thousands of nurses updating their social profile pictures to the same Neonatal Nurses Day image, inspiring others with their neonatal stories, and sharing images of their own celebrations around the world. The hashtag #NeonatalNursesDay was trending on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram—and the festivities continue!
In honor of the day, NANN’s conference early bird rate was extended through Monday, September 19, to enable as many nurses as possible to get the best rate for the biggest neonatal nursing celebration of the year, NANN's Educational Conference. In addition, NANN’s journal, Advances in Neonatal Care, is offering 25% off subscriptions and making all articles accessible for non-NANN member nurses through September 23!
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- Warning on Programmable Syringe Pumps Issued by FDA. A safety notice was issued by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to healthcare providers about serious clinical consequences of therapy delay, overinfusion, or underinfusion as a result of using programmable syringe pumps when delivering therapies at low flow rates, especially at less than 0.5 mL per hour. The FDA said multiple reports show adverse events in critically ill infants linked to inconsistent flow.
- Study: Antenatal Corticosteroids Don’t Reduce Neonatal Morbidity. Twenty-nine percent and 27% of preterm twins whose mothers took antenatal corticosteroids had composite neonatal morbidity and respiratory distress syndrome, respectively, compared with 20% and 17% of those whose mothers didn't receive the steroids.
- Researchers Evaluate Noninvasive Clean-Catch Urine Methods Infants. A study in Pediatrics found that a novel noninvasive bladder stimulation method effectively obtained clean-catch urine in 49% of babies, in a median time of 45 seconds, with those ages 0 to 29 days, 30 to 59 days, and 60 to 89 days having odds ratios of technique success of 4.3, 3.2, and 4.44, respectively, compared with those older than 89 days.