NICU by the Numbers

NICU by the Numbers is a series of data briefs summarizing pragmatic data for clinical use. The data used for analysis in NICU by the Numbers reflects the collective data of Vermont Oxford Network. Member centers can look at their own data to benchmark to the trends described in these reports. Each report includes commentary provided by a subject matter expert.

Comparison of VON Bacterial Pathogens and Reported CLABSIs – December 2018, Issue 6. Don Goldmann, MD, provides commentary on the VON Bacterial Pathogens List.

Use and Misuse of Inhaled Nitric Oxide in Very Low Birth Weight Infants – September 2018, Issue 5. Roger Soll, MD, comments on VON analysis showing continued use of iNO despite lack of evidence about effectiveness in VLBW infants.

Increasingly, NICUs Integrate Families into Care with Single-Family RoomsJune 2018, Issue 4. Robert White, MD, calls for examining the structural and operational barriers to fully integrating families into care. Read more about VON’s perspective about family involvement in quality improvement in Clinics in Perinatology.

Infants Receiving Human Milk at Discharge Varies Internationally – March 2018, Issue 3. Gonzalo Mariani, MD, from the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires discusses factors that contribute to improving human milk use in preterm infants. Hear more from Dr. Mariani by viewing the presentation from the 2017 Annual Quality Congress, “Improving Neonatal Care Around the World: Experience Argentina.

40% Care Gap in Outborn Infants for Receipt of Antenatal SteroidsDecember 2017, Issue 2. Explore this topic further with Dr. Danielle Ehret’s presentation from the 2017 Annual Quality Congress, “Vermont Oxford Data at the Edges of Viability.”

Despite Increases, Nearly 4 in 10 Infants are Cold When Admitted to the NICUSeptember 2017, Issue 1

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