Moody, C. et al. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Published online: 3 December 2016
Infants born at ≤32 weeks gestation are at risk of developmental delays. Review of the literature indicates NIDCAP improves parental satisfaction, minimizes developmental delays, and decreases length of stay, thus reducing cost of hospitalization.
- NIDCAP is a proven framework for providing developmentally supportive care in the NICU, and can mitigate risks of prematurity
- Earlier initiation of NIDCAP led to discharge at a younger post-menstrual age
- Quality improvement investigations are effective in addressing critical healthcare needs
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