Cost-Effective Evidence-Based Feeding Guidelines for Preterm Neonates: Implementation in a Public Neonatal Intensive Care in Argentina

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153363
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Presentation
Title:
Cost-Effective Evidence-Based Feeding Guidelines for Preterm Neonates: Implementation in a Public Neonatal Intensive Care in Argentina
Abstract:
Cost-Effective Evidence-Based Feeding Guidelines for Preterm Neonates: Implementation in a Public Neonatal Intensive Care in Argentina
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Coverston, Catherine R., RNC, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Brigham Young University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Kathryn Money, RN, FNP
[Research Presentation] In Northwest Argentina, a large maternity hospital provides services for the majority of the inhabitants of one of the poorest and most densely populated provinces. It was noted in a chart review that only 6.3% of the infants born at 27-37 weeks gestation met the 10th percentile for intrauterine growth at 28 days of life. Observations of feeding of NICU residents demonstrated a lack of feeding consistency. This data led to the exploration of possible interventions to improve weight gain and nutritional status of the preterm neonates. Due to the suboptimal resources of the facility, it was necessary that any intervention have high efficacy with minimal cost. Evidence regarding feeding interventions for preterm neonates was reviewed by a team of Argentine and US nurses and neonatologists. Early feedings supplemented with total parenteral nutrition, decreasing NPO days, fortification of breast milk, and greater volume were all considered. After considering the evidence, the team adopted an existing guideline that had been developed in Utah by Intermountain Healthcare and adapted it to local conditions. Implementation required patience as the team worked across language and culture. However, the language of evidence and best practices aided all team members to find agreement and solve differences. In comparison to data from pre-implementation chart review, outcomes were evaluated using real-time data collection of infants enrolled in the guideline trial. Successful implementation led to statistically significant improvement in several variables of interest. There was a significant improvement in weight gain, with a decrease in number of days NPO, deaths, and necrotizing enterocolitis.
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.titleCost-Effective Evidence-Based Feeding Guidelines for Preterm Neonates: Implementation in a Public Neonatal Intensive Care in Argentinaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153363-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cost-Effective Evidence-Based Feeding Guidelines for Preterm Neonates: Implementation in a Public Neonatal Intensive Care in Argentina</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Coverston, Catherine R., RNC, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Brigham Young University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">catherine_coverston@byu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kathryn Money, RN, FNP</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] In Northwest Argentina, a large maternity hospital provides services for the majority of the inhabitants of one of the poorest and most densely populated provinces. It was noted in a chart review that only 6.3% of the infants born at 27-37 weeks gestation met the 10th percentile for intrauterine growth at 28 days of life. Observations of feeding of NICU residents demonstrated a lack of feeding consistency. This data led to the exploration of possible interventions to improve weight gain and nutritional status of the preterm neonates. Due to the suboptimal resources of the facility, it was necessary that any intervention have high efficacy with minimal cost. Evidence regarding feeding interventions for preterm neonates was reviewed by a team of Argentine and US nurses and neonatologists. Early feedings supplemented with total parenteral nutrition, decreasing NPO days, fortification of breast milk, and greater volume were all considered. After considering the evidence, the team adopted an existing guideline that had been developed in Utah by Intermountain Healthcare and adapted it to local conditions. Implementation required patience as the team worked across language and culture. However, the language of evidence and best practices aided all team members to find agreement and solve differences. In comparison to data from pre-implementation chart review, outcomes were evaluated using real-time data collection of infants enrolled in the guideline trial. Successful implementation led to statistically significant improvement in several variables of interest. There was a significant improvement in weight gain, with a decrease in number of days NPO, deaths, and necrotizing enterocolitis.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:13:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:13:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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