Kelly Convery

No Such Thing As Safety Without Nurses

As we approach Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 13-19), clinicians and health systems are called to focus their institutional safety culture as well as the practices that support improved outcomes for patients. What is at stake? The National Patient Safety Goals for Hospitals identified by the Joint Commission for 2022 highlight specific call-outs for improvement,

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A Preemie’s “Breast” Friend: Naomi Bar-Yam

An Interview with the Founder and President of Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast Recently, Keriton’s own clinical expert and lactation consultant – Kelly Convery – had the lucky chance to chat with Naomi Bar-Yam, the president of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) and founder of Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast (MMBNE). MMBNE serves

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Why NICUs Deserve A Larger Investment To Support Breastfeeding

Last month the World Health Organization (WHO) – in conjunction with the Global Breastfeeding Collective – released a jarring assessment of the state of breastfeeding prevalence and support internationally. Although the scientific benefits of breast milk are well proven, the WHO report found only 40% of infants less than 6 months old are exclusively breastfed.

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Why the final baby-to-bottle scan is insufficient?

When the Institute of Medicine published its groundbreaking report To Err is Human in 2000, patient safety moved to the forefront of healthcare initiatives throughout the US. From instituting electronic medical records in hospitals nation-wide to transitioning to barcode-scanning systems for medication administration, the face of healthcare in 2017 is very different than it was

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