From the Editors for 2017(3) - ​

Advances in Neonatal Care is committed to improving the bedside care of neonates worldwide through the dissemination of clinically focused work. Please let us know if there are new clinical issues that you think we should address. In this issue we begin with a guest editorial from Dr. Elizabeth Sharpe paying tribute to NANN mentor Dr. Janet Pettit, one of the moving forces of neonatal percutaneous inserted central catheter (PICC) line care in the US. The clinical articles in this issue span from PICC line practices and expanded newborn screening to three articles focused on aspects of developmental care, a concept analysis of developmental care, an evidenced based practice brief on the impact of music therapy in infants, and a quality improvement project on pain management. This issue also includes three important article on end of life care in newborns, educating grandparents in the NICU, and the efficacy of a website to educate mothers about breastmilk expression.  Please continue to give us feedback about what you feel are important clinical problems to evaluate.

Multisensory Intervention for Preterm Infants Improves Sucking Organization

An intervention to teach mothers of preterm infants how to interact with their babies more effectively results in better weight gain and growth for the infants. This Advances in Neonatal Care article shows that infants who receive this intervention grow better and also more rapidly develop the muscle control needed for successful feeding.

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Current Issue Highlights

Celebrating 25 years of caring for neonates and their families

A CE special issue supported by an educational grant from Kimberly Clark.
Published October 2016