Safety

Breast Milk Misappropriation: Prevention and Mitigation 

The benefits of breast milk, as a source of nutrition for all infants, have been well established in the literature. However, the benefits of breast milk are amplified for premature or critically ill infants cared for in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  The evolution of breast milk collection and storage has undergone tremendous change […]

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Posters By Our Hospital Partners: March 2023 Update

1. Presented by Baystate Children’s Hospital at the Academic Pediatric Association Region 1 (Spring) Meeting 2023. CONCLUSIONS based on 2 years of data. 2. Presented by Connecticut Children’s at NEANN 2021, the annual meeting of the New England Association of Neonatal Nurses. RESULTS based on 12 months of data: March 1, 2020 to March 1,

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Feed Order Standardization in the NICU

Whether it’s your favorite online store or food delivery service, we’re all used to choosing a product or service and having it delivered without difficulty. When was the last time what you ordered was not what you received?  In neonatal intensive care units everywhere, professionals spend hours each day discussing the merits of one therapeutic

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The End Of An Error

A three-part series that looks at how understanding the root causes of mistakes involving infant feeding management can help prevent them in the NICU. Originally published in Neonatal Intensive Care, The Journal of Perinatology-Neonatology: Part 1 (page 38), Part 2 (46), and Part 3 (40). Part 1: Introduction We all know that the NICU is

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6 Questions To Answer Before Bringing In A Feeding Management System

If you are considering a feeding management system, here are the 6 things you need to know about your organization. What are your compliance goals? Who is preparing feeds? Which units need the solution? When should each site go live? How do you approach staff and clinical education? Why should your institution make a change?

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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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6 Things About Being A Registered Dietitian For The NICU & Pediatrics

In recognition of Nutrition Awareness Month, I was delighted to interview two Registered Dietitians at Connecticut Children’s about the ins and outs of their clinical nutrition program in the Milk Room, NICU and Pediatrics floors. Thank you to Jennifer Zarrilli, MS, RD, CD-N and AnnMarie Spizzoucco, RD, CD-N for the insightful and candid interview! 1.

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