Dec 20, 2017Preparing for Unplanned Admissions to the NICU
Both premature and term infants have experienced unplanned admissions to the NICU. In Pennsylvania, the most frequently reported conditions were respiratory distress, metabolic issues, prematurity, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and infection.
Dec 20, 2017Warming Blankets and Patient Harm
Hospitals seeking to prevent these adverse events can adopt risk reduction strategies consistent with perioperative guidelines for preventing and treating hypothermia and manufacturers' guidelines for device use and preventative maintenance.