Technology

The Battle Against NEC: Insights into Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most common, and most serious gastrointestinal emergency in newborn infants. The pathophysiologic mechanism(s) leading to NEC are complex, and remain somewhat elusive. It is characterized by severe inflammation of the intestinal mucosa, invasion of enteric bacteria, and dissection of gas that can extend into the portal venous system and result in perforation. There […]

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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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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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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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