Nursing management of neonates undergoing screening for retinopathy of prematurity
Eye examinations can be unpleasant for newborn infants and sometimes they may cry or show signs of discomfort. Neonatal nurses can make this experience less distressing for the baby and its parents by careful preparation and evidence-based best practice. This article describes an audit of current practice and a quality improvement project that set out to standardise the nursing care given to infants undergoing retinopathy of prematurity screening, including the development of a unit protocol to promote a care bundle.
Neonatal Staff Nurse
Trevor Mann Baby Unit, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, Brighton
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