12 Days of Articles in Review

Day 1! December 26, 2017

Day 2 - December 27, 2017

Day 3 - December 28, 2017

Day 4 - December 29, 2017

Day 5 - December 30, 2017

Why Families Matter! This article was selected in response to a post I read on a list serv asking if mother's receiving a blood transfusion were allowed to visit their baby in the NICU. Our language matters and says something about the culture of care we create.

Our language matters and says something about the culture of care we create. 'Allowing' a mother to 'visit' her brand new, critically ill baby should be a never event - We don't allow - we facilitate, we create, we support, we CARE. Sure, you need to address the clinical needs surrounding blood administration, but the default strategy should never be to keep the mother from her child.

Here is the citation to the wonderful article by Hilde Lindemann:

Lindemann, H. (2014). Why families matter. Pediatrics,134(Suppl 2), S97-103.

Day 6 - December 31, 2017

Day 7 - January 1, 2018

Day 8 - 12 Days of Articles in Review: January 2, 2018

Family Involvement in Quality Improvement: From Bedside Advocate to System Advisor! CITATION: Celenza, J.F., et al. (2017). Family involvement in quality improvement: from bedside advocate to system advisor. Clinics in Perinatology, 44(3), 553-566.

KEY POINTS

1. Involving families in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) quality improvement is not a new concept, but recent developments in this partnership model have helped to shape the depth and breadth of family involvement in quality improvement.

2. Families are more than stakeholders in NICU quality improvement and can serve as active partners in system design and improvement.

3. Opportunities exist to enhance partnerships with families, and seeking to improve this key relationship is imperative to nurture a culture that ensures the best possible neonatal outcomes.

Day 9 - 12 Days of Articles in Review: January 3, 2018

Day 10 - 12 Days of Articles in Review: January 4, 2018

Day 11 - 12 Days of Articles in Review: January 5, 2018

Day 12 of the 12 Days of Articles in Review: January 6, 2018