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Assess impact of parental involvement in care provision for term substance exposed newborns (SENs). Prospective observational cohort study included mothers with opioid use disorder and their SENs over 4 year study period. Maternal–Infant dyads enrolled in EMPOWER and rooming-in (RI) programs were included and received care 24/7 in a private room un...
In response to the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, most states in the United States enacted statewide school closures, ranging in duration from 1 month to the remainder of the academic year. The extended durations of these closures present unique challenges, as many families rely on the school as a source of physical activity, m...
In the midst of our nation’s growing primary care provider shortage and subsequent overutilization of the emergency room (ER), urgent care centers represent an accessible, convenient, and affordable alternative for the management of “urgencies” or nonemergent illnesses and injuries. Despite the presence of competent healthcare providers and a wide...
Project objective/background: The goal of this pilot study was to examine the efficacy of incorporation of family into wellness events for hospital employees. This is a novel concept that, to our knowledge, has not been reported previously in the literature. “Wellness events” are events planned for specific populations to promote mental wellbeing a...
Objective: To assess impact of kangaroo care (KC) on parental anxiety levels, breastfeeding rates and readiness at discharge. Methods: Observational, prospective, pre-post interventional study. State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) surveys pre-post successful KC sessions and parental readiness survey were administered to eligible parents of preterm...
Purpose Admission of a low birth weight infant (LBWI) to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) may cause the parental caregivers to experience anxiety levels equivalent to post-traumatic stress disorder. Kangaroo care (KC) for LBWI may improve weight gain, cardio-respiratory tracings; decrease oxygen requirement and NICU length of stay. The val...
One of the biggest complaints from healthcare professionals about wellness initiatives is that these events occur outside of work and take more time away from their families, here we sought to provide a solution to this problem by including families in wellness initiatives. The concept of family inclusion in wellness events as a tool for increasing hospital employee wellbeing has not been, to our knowledge, previously reported in the literature.