Background Parenteral nutrition (PN) is crucial for the improvement of long-term outcomes in very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates. Lipid injectable emulsions are a key component of PN, as they contain essential fatty acids and provide energy critical for brain growth. Prolonged administration increases risk of intestinal failure-associated liver disease, including cholestasis, and other complications. Methods This is a retrospective, quasi-experimental cohort study of 215 VLBW neonates. The pri...
This technical report describes the creation of two exchange transfusion models in the newborn. These are low cost, easy to assemble, authentic, and realistic task trainers that provide the opportunity for neonatal providers to practice this rare, life-saving procedure. A critical action checklist is included to guide the simulated procedure. Also included is a suggested clinical scenario with optional complications and variations.
: This technical report describes the creation of a myelomeningocele model of a newborn baby. This is a simple, low-cost, and easy-to-assemble model that allows the medical team to practice the delivery room management of a newborn with myelomeningocele. The report includes scenarios and a suggested checklist with which the model can be employed.
: This technical report describes the creation of a gastroschisis model for a newborn. This is a simple, low-cost task trainer that provides the opportunity for Neonatology providers, including fellows, residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses, to practice the management of a baby with gastroschisis after birth and prior to surgery. Included is a suggested checklist with which the model can be employed. The details can be modified to suit different learning objectives.