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CURRENT CONTROVERSIES IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS IN PRETERM INFANTS - Video 2


Published on: 04.21.2009
Associated with: August 2003, Volume 3, Issue 4;

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Creator: Elisabeth Bloch-Salisbury and Cheryl Killoran
Duration: 7:22
Overview of a quality improvement project conducted at UMass Memorial, Worcester MA, to simplify the Finnegan scoring tool for neonatal nurses charged with assessing withdrawal in newborn infants exposed to opioids during pregnancy. Training program that incorporated education, a restructured Finnegan Scoring Tool and a Bedside Guidance Tool resulted in improved consistency of withdrawal scores among 179 neonatal nurses. Despite improvement, more objective and simplified scoring tools are still warranted.
Creator: Tamara M. Meeker
Duration: 1:59
This video introduces Guest Editor, Tamara Meeker, CRNP, highlighting the Special Surgical Series for Advances in Neonatal Care. This special series concentrates on surgical diagnoses and surgical procedures affecting the neonate while in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The articles include esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula, congenital infantile fibrosarcoma, risk of abdominal compartment syndrome in the neonate, VP shunt for intraventricular hemorrhage, and telemedicine for the complex surgical patient. Each article includes pathophysiology and the need for astute assessment in preventing further morbidity or mortality as well as nursing’s role in caring for these critical neonates.
Creator: Jennifer Canvasser, MSW
NEC Society
Duration: 2:21
Jennifer Canvasser, founder and director of the NEC Society, discusses the critical importance of communication with parents of babies impacted by necrotizing enterocolitis. Jennifer’s son Micah died of complications related to necrotizing enterocolitis a month before his first birthday. The patient-family advocates within the NEC Society have emphasized that they were desperate for more information during their child’s hospitalization. Parents want to be part of their child’s care team, but they are reliant upon the providers to inform, engage and empower them to take on this active role.
Creator: Alain Cuna and Lindy Winter
Duration: 2:44
Video abstract for the article “Quality Improvement Project to Reduce Delayed Vaccinations in Preterm Infants” in Advances in Neonatal Care, Volume 17, Issue 4.
Creator: Jacqueline McGrath
Duration: 2:05
This video provides an example for creating a video abstract with an i-phone in a quiet environment without an external microphone. Video abstracts should be designed to be inviting, engaging and informative.