Pediatrics Article on Improving Care for NAS

Standardizing Care Improves Outcomes For Infants Born With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Standardizing hospital care policies across institutions for infants diagnosed with drug withdrawal symptoms at birth reduces their length of treatment and hospitalization, according to new collaborative research led by Vermont Oxford Network, Vanderbilt and the University of Michigan Health System. Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) […]

What did 92 teams learn about safe pulse oximetry ?

What did 92 teams learn about safe oxygen saturations and compliance with safe pulse oximetry ranges and alarm limits from auditing 1133 infants in their units? Over 99% of those participating in the audit shared that the audit was useful, providing important insights into their units practice and opportunities for improvement. Although many units had […]

Enrollment open for iNICQ 2015: Alarm Safety! Driving Outcomes With Evidence-based Oxygen Therapy and Safe Monitoring Practices

On September 24th, over 300 VON member centers participated in the outstanding webinar—An Alarming Problem! Alarm Hazards Top the Patient Safety Hazards List. Led by our expert faculty, Dr. Maria Cvach, from Johns Hopkins Hospital, participants learned how they can improve bedside care, clinical outcomes, and family satisfaction while meeting the new National Patient Safety […]