Private NICU Rooms Improving Infant Outcomes
Recent evidence that private rooms may improve infant outcomes and get them well faster is shifting more hospitals to design their NICUs with private rooms.
NICU Admissions Increase but Babies Are Larger
NICU admissions increased from 6.4% to 7.8% from 2007 to 2012, but the data also shows that those babies were larger in size and less premature, researchers reported in a recent JAMA Pediatrics-published study.
RSV Found on Clothing of NICU Visitors
In an Australian study, detectable traces of RSV were found in 4% of swabs taken from the personal clothing of NICU parents and other visitors. Researchers also found RSV on 9% of nurses' computers, bed rails, and chairs next to the beds of infants.