Tracking Neonatal Transport Care Practices and Outcomes Using the Neonatal Transport and Triage Database

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148800
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Presentation
Title:
Tracking Neonatal Transport Care Practices and Outcomes Using the Neonatal Transport and Triage Database
Abstract:
Tracking Neonatal Transport Care Practices and Outcomes Using the Neonatal Transport and Triage Database
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Symanski, Mary Ellen, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Maine
Title:Associate Professor of Nursing
Co-Authors:Susan Cullen, BSN
Health care provided during the window of time after a critically ill infant is born at a community hospital and prior to the infant's arrival at a regional center contributes to the infant's eventual health outcomes. The purpose of this presentation is to present a unique way of collecting, storing and analyzing data associated with the transport process using the Neonatal Transport and Triage (NTT) database system. The NTT database was developed as a quality assurance and research tool, to capture data pertaining to care practices, educational outcomes and infant outcomes. A standardized educational program, S.T.A.B.L.E., is used as an organizing framework for the database (Karlsen, 2001). The S.T.A.B.L.E. mnemonic stands for Sugar, Thermoregulation, Blood Pressure, Lab Work and Emotional Support. These parameters represent critical aspects of care of the neonate during transport. Data collection for the NTT database is accomplished by nursing staff as part of the usual documentation process. Nurses may use either a conventional written flow sheet, or portable computer technology such as a hand-held device. Data may be analyzed for the entire aggregate, by region, or for individual hospitals. The NTT database serves three main purposes. The first purpose is to provide evidence for quality assurance processes for infant health care. Adherence to care practices may be validated, infant health measures such as blood glucose and temperature may be monitored, and staff educational needs documented. The second purpose is to enable systematic research on topics related to neonatal transport through development of a standardized data set. The third purpose of the database is to track staff education and certification in the S.T.A.B.L.E. system. The NTT database represents an efficient and practical way to link education, quality assurance and research related to neonatal transport. Karlsen, K. (2001). The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Instructor Manual. Park City: Utah.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTracking Neonatal Transport Care Practices and Outcomes Using the Neonatal Transport and Triage Databaseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148800-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Tracking Neonatal Transport Care Practices and Outcomes Using the Neonatal Transport and Triage Database</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Symanski, Mary Ellen, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Maine</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">symanski@maine.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Susan Cullen, BSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Health care provided during the window of time after a critically ill infant is born at a community hospital and prior to the infant's arrival at a regional center contributes to the infant's eventual health outcomes. The purpose of this presentation is to present a unique way of collecting, storing and analyzing data associated with the transport process using the Neonatal Transport and Triage (NTT) database system. The NTT database was developed as a quality assurance and research tool, to capture data pertaining to care practices, educational outcomes and infant outcomes. A standardized educational program, S.T.A.B.L.E., is used as an organizing framework for the database (Karlsen, 2001). The S.T.A.B.L.E. mnemonic stands for Sugar, Thermoregulation, Blood Pressure, Lab Work and Emotional Support. These parameters represent critical aspects of care of the neonate during transport. Data collection for the NTT database is accomplished by nursing staff as part of the usual documentation process. Nurses may use either a conventional written flow sheet, or portable computer technology such as a hand-held device. Data may be analyzed for the entire aggregate, by region, or for individual hospitals. The NTT database serves three main purposes. The first purpose is to provide evidence for quality assurance processes for infant health care. Adherence to care practices may be validated, infant health measures such as blood glucose and temperature may be monitored, and staff educational needs documented. The second purpose is to enable systematic research on topics related to neonatal transport through development of a standardized data set. The third purpose of the database is to track staff education and certification in the S.T.A.B.L.E. system. The NTT database represents an efficient and practical way to link education, quality assurance and research related to neonatal transport. Karlsen, K. (2001). The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Instructor Manual. Park City: Utah.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:50:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:50:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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