NICU RESEARCH

The resources you need to support your professional development and sense of purpose inside and outside the NICU.

NICU research and resourcesParagon’s SafeBaby® team spends a lot of their time speaking with NICU professionals.  Since the beginning, we’ve consulted with experts in the medical field to continue to develop better modules that work seamlessly within NICU processes.  Our technicians and product managers need to understand not just what SafeBaby® does, but why, so that they can provide nurses with intelligent, meaningful product support.  Therefore, we find it important for every member to be well-informed on regular protocols, industry breakthroughs, and scientific advancements.

Implementing what we’ve learned from NICU research into our software design is a large part of why SafeBaby® is the best breastmilk tracking and validation system available.  We’ve archived much of these resources here for your enjoyment and perusal.

We hope that the NICU research we’ve gathered here will aid you in your continued education as a neonatal care provider.

NICU RESEARCH

Case Studies


The SafeBaby System in a Clinical Setting

The SafeBaby System in a clinical setting: A case study from Gwinnett and Paragon, Clinical Study, published 2012 by Paragon Data Systems and Gwinnett Medical Center…..

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Whitepapers


Air Pollution Associated with Preterm Birth

Particulate Matter Exposure and Preterm Birth: Estimates of U.S. Attributable Burden and Economic Costs, NICU research by Leonardo Trasande, MD, published March 2016 by the Environmental Health Perspectives…..

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Barcoding Saves Big Hours in the NICU

Barcoding Saves Big Hours in the NICU: Breastmilk barcode scanning results in time savings and staff efficiency, NICU research by Caroline Steele, MS, RD, CSP, published January 2015 by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics…..

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Exploring the Benefits of Barcoding, Milk Technicians, and Centralized Milk Prep in the NICU

Steps to Optimal Care: Use of Barcoding, Milk Technicians, and Centralized Milk Preparation for a Better NICU, NICU research by Bri Ziganti, published February 2017 by Paragon Data Systems…..

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Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk

Breastfeeding and the use of human milk: Policy Statement, NICU research by Arthur I. Eidelman, MD, published February 2012 by the American Academy of Pediatrics…..

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Human Milk Analysis Using Infrared Spectroscopy

Human Milk Analysis Using Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy, NICU research by Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RD, published August 2015 by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition…..

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Using More Human Milk during and after the NICU

Improving the use of human milk during and after the NICU Stay, NICU research by Paula Meier, RN, DNSc, FAAN, published March 2010 by the Journal of Clinics of Perinatology…..

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Storage of Human Milk in the NICU

Refrigerator storage of expressed human milk in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, NICU research by Meredith Slutzah, DO, published July 2009 by the Journal of Pediatrics…..

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Risks of Patient Misidentification in the NICU

Patient Misidentification in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Quantification of Risk, NICU research by James E. Gray, MD, published January 2006 by the American Academy of Pediatrics…..

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Centralized Milk Preparation in the NICU

Centralized Model of Human Milk Preparation and Storage in a State-of-the-Art Human Milk Lab, NICU research by Lisbeth Gabrielski, MSN, published August 2011 by the ICAN: Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition…..

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Human Milk Storage Protocol #8

ABM Clinical Protocol #8: Human Milk Storage Information, NICU research by The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocol Committee, published March 2010 by Breastfeeding Medicine…..

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Infant Feeding Guidelines for Human Milk Prep

Infant Feeding Guidelines for the Preparation of Human Milk and Formula in Healthcare Facilities, NICU research by Sandra T. Robbins, RD, published 2011 by the American Dietetic Association…..

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Articles


Mother’s Milk Knows Best

Mother’s milk knows best: evidence that breastmilk helps determine our behavior, NICU research by Dr. Katie Hinde, Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard, article written by Bri Ziganti, published March 2014…..

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Teaching Preemies to Eat Through Sound

Teaching preemies to eat through sound: providing instinctive auditory cues, NICU research by Dr. Nathalie Maitre, assistant professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University, article written by Bri Ziganti, published Februrary 2014…..

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What Mattered Most: A LC’s Breastfeeding Journey

Katie McGee is a RN and an experienced Lactation Consultant, but when her own twin children were born at 30 weeks, she was suddenly thrust into the role of NICU mom.  Read about what she learned while feeding her twins in the NICU……

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Interviews


Building a Parental Network

Deb Discenza is a busy woman.  As CEO of PreemieWorld, co-author of the popular book “The Preemie Parent’s Survival Guide to the NICU,” and mother of her own preemie, Deb has made it her mission…..

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Expanding Parental Support

Deb Discenza is the CEO of PreemieWorld, with a mission to bridge the gap between the families of patients and the medical professionals who care for them. She sat down with SafeBaby once again to talk shop…..

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INTERACTIVE MEDIA

Videos and Films


Too Little for a “Little” Mistake

Preemies are born with an underdeveloped gut which has trouble processing even the most targeted nutrition. SafeBaby created a short film to explore the importance of breastmilk tracking and fortification in the NICU…..

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SafeBaby® BMT

Discover the SafeBaby® system, a revolutionary milk tracking and validation tool for the NICU. Watch our product video to learn about HIPAA requirements, efficient data capture, and how SafeBaby® has improved NICU care……

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