Patient Care

Do You Want To Build A Milk Lab?

The goal of this blog is to provide my own “hindsight,” when building the NICU milk/formula lab; and things that helped me with its successful construction and implementation.  Throughout my career in neonatal and pediatric nursing, I’ve been fortunate to experience moving into new clinical units. My first was as a charge nurse, where our team …

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Design In Health Care Software

I have worked for over 25 years creating and building IT applications for large and small companies. Designing with purpose feels more critical in Health Care than any other industry I’ve worked in. Keriton started as a pair of mobile applications focused specifically on Breast Milk Management.  We managed inventory and ensured feeds were validated for …

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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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Human Milk Analyzers Are Having A Moment: Part 1

Devices and kits are becoming more prevalent among hospitals, donor banks and consumers as the trend continues to expand. Human milk analyzers are having a moment. This category includes devices that use light to analyze milk for macronutrient composition, as well as kits with test strips. But why is the moment now?  Lactating parents, donor …

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