Family-centered Care and Neurobehavioral Interventions for Premature Infants.
Nursing student Christy Curtiss discusses the concept of family centered care - the concept of having the family work with doctors to provide both clinical and supportive care - and how it benefits infants in neonatal intensive care units. She identifies seven core measures and neuroprotective interventions, the stimulations necessary for infants to meet developmental milestones.
Restraints and Seclusion in Psychiatric Nursing Practice.
Jessica Gregory, a registered nurse in behavioral health at a local in-patient psychiatric facility, discusses the use of seclusion and restraints in psychiatric nursing. After going over the different types of restraints, she examines the results of her research into their health impacts on patients and potential non-restrictive alternatives.
Term Newborn Thermoregulation and Immediate Skin to Contact.
Nursing student Louise Madden presents her Capstone project on thermoregulation for newborns using immediate skin-to-skin contact with mothers. She explores the old standard of care, and then explores the effects of instead allowing the mother to hold the baby for sixty minutes following the birth, which include improved pain management and calmer infants.