This innovative book for Neonatal Nurses and NICU clinicians provides evidence-based clinical guidelines proven to mitigate and reduce the often profound trauma experience and subsequent developmental challenges for vulnerable hospitalized infants and their families. Each in-depth guideline includes the latest scientific research explaining the clinical rationale for the recommended practices, associated short-term and long-term outcomes, and implementation strategies to support practice improvement. The text reflects a trend - the provision of trauma-informed care in the neonatal intensive care unit - that has recently gained increasing momentum. With endorsements by respected transdisciplinary neonatal clinicians, it provides guidelines that encompass the five core measures for age-appropriate care, including the Healing Environment, Pain and Stress, Protected Sleep, Activities for Daily Living, Age-Appropriate Infant Guided Feeding, and Family-Integrated Care. The book also features downloadable sample competencies and parent teaching guides, along with additional eLearning modules with Nursing CE. A self-assessment checklist and teaching sheets, sample competencies, and sample algorithms add to the book's utility. Key Features:Provides clinically relevant, evidence-based practice guidelines for minimising trauma in neonates.Encompasses the five core measures for age-appropriate care.Includes proven implementation strategies to facilitate practice transformation.Offers downloadable sample competencies and parent teaching guides and eLearning modules with Nursing CE.Reviewed and endorsed by transdisciplinary neonatal clinicians.
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Mary Coughlin, MS, APRN, NNP, is Director of Professional Practice, Education, and Research, Steward Health Care System, Boston, MA, USA.
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