Infants born preterm, ‘especially those born between 24 and 32 wk gestational age (very preterm) are exposed to repeated procedural pain-related stress, during a period of physiological vulnerability and rapid brain development,
Nurses often find themselves in positions of being a leader or a manager almost by default. At times the responsibilities can become almost overwhelming.
The issues surrounding a still born birth are significant and this article provides information that may raise robust discussion in your workplace and perhaps the opportunity to reflect on your organisational policies and protocols relating to same.
‘Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a rare genetic disease. It is characterised by extremely fragile and blister prone skin. Management of the disease requires frequent application of specialised dressing and bandages to reduce skin damage and the risk of infection.
‘Infants born preterm, especially those born between 24 and 32 wk gestational age (very preterm) are exposed to repeated procedural pain-related stress, during a period of physiological vulnerability and rapid brain development, as part of their life saving care in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
The enclosed article from the British Medical Journal contains the findings of a study that focused on both the mother and fathers satisfaction with the birth process. It makes for an interesting read and identified variables that impacted on the levels of satisfaction.
Nausea, retching and vomiting are very commonly experienced by women in early pregnancy. There are considerable physical, social and psychological effects on women who experience these symptoms.