From the Editors for 2017(4) - ​

Advances in Neonatal Care is committed to improving bedside care of neonates worldwide through dissemination of evidence-based and clinically focused scholarship. Please share with us new strategies to address clinical issues and areas of research. In this issue we begin with an editorial addressing the nuances of true implementation of developmentally supportive caregiving in the neonatal intensive care setting. This is an area where improvement is still needed. A journal highlight in 2018 will be improving neuroprotective strategies. The two clinical articles in this issue are both reports of quality improvement projects; one is related preventing pressure Injuries in infants with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and the other addressing strategies to reduce delayed vaccinations in preterm infants. These are both areas commonly addressed in the neonatal setting. Two other articles provide more of a broader lens of the NICU care and may also be of interest; one focuses on fortification of donor milk and the other on errors during homecare post discharge from the NICU. The evidence-based brief in this issue focus on noise in the NICU; an area where some improvement has been made but where more improvements could still be made. The research findings shared in this issue span several different topics from NICU nurse resilience, to cycled lighting, to the financial burden of RSV, as well as measuring NNP workload and examining the needs of fathers in the NICU. We welcome feedback about clinical issues and how best to address them. This is your journal and your interaction with the journal will make it the best it can be!!​

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