From the Editors for 2018(4) - ​

We are so glad that you are active followers and readers of Advances in Neonatal Care. This issue of the journal comes with two video abstracts, one related to Video EEG Monitoring and the other related to Side-lying Positioning for Feeding Preterm Infants. These videos are provided to enhance your reading experience, and to better share the authors’ work. Please check them out. You will need to be reading the article online to use the link to access the videos or copy the link into your browser. Other great articles in this issue include a focus on Improving Pain Measurement; Delivery Room Management for Meconium Stained Infants; PICC lines; and Determining feeding tube insertion lengths among other great topics. We also have two articles available online one about Mothers and the NICU experience and the other related to Gastric residuals vs Abdominal Girth as measures of feeding in tolerance. 

These are all intriguing articles that are quite relevant to your everyday clinical practice in the NICU, so we hope you will take the time to read them and consider their influence on your caregiving decision-making. Once you take the time to scratch the surface, Advances in Neonatal Care provides lots of great evidence to inform your practice. We hope you are one of our readers who reads each issue from cover to cover!! In our upcoming issues we have something special planned for you. In Issues 2018(5) and 2018(6), we will be sharing with you a Special Series of articles related to Congenital Infections. We hope you will find these articles especially helpful to your practice. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what you like; what you don’t like; and, what you would like to see more of. Thanks again for reading Advances in Neonatal Care!

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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Introduction of Continuous Video EEG Monitoring into 2 Different NICU Models by Training Neonatal Nurses

Goswami, Ipsita; Bello-Espinosa, Luis; Buchhalter, Jeffrey; More

Advances in Neonatal Care. 18(4):250-259, August 2018.