From the Editors for 2018(2) - ​

Dear Readers of Advances in Neonatal Care, we have a really packed table of contents for this issue!
We begin with overview of Current Practices regarding Inhaled Nitric Oxide. In this article, the authors make recommendations about how we might improve Nitric Oxide use, particularly given the advantages even though the annual volume can be quite low. This article is followed by a primer on Oxygen Physiology and Appropriate Oxygen Management. This primer is packed with great information that could easily become part of your reading list for unit staff education materials. Another interesting article is a case report about oxygen saturation associated with NEC. Although this case is somewhat unusual, there are concepts related to care of all infants who might be at risk for developing NEC. We also have two different articles providing insight on Fathers and the NICU experience. Two different research studies examine NAS: one related to Nurses' Perceptions and another exploring Nurse Attitudes, Knowledge and Practices. Caring for infants with NAS is a growing phenomenon that does not seem be going away soon. Caring for these infants and families can be stressful and yet, their needs are so great. Other research reports in this issue include one that examines Parent Communication about Therapeutic Hypothermia; another that examines Mindfulness-based Neurodevelopmental Care; and lastly a Comparison of Transcutaneous and Serum Bilirubin Measurements. This study examines the differences in outcomes of these two different methods for obtaining infant bilirubin levels. Interestingly, individual techniques for using these methods have more influence than we might think. We’re hoping you find several articles you want to read from beginning to end. Let us know what you like about this issue and what we topics we might include in future issues. Thanks for your input!!

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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