Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Nursing Excellence Improves Outcome for High-Risk Infants‎

We are pleased to share with you a recently published study in JAMA conducted by INQRI cohort 2 grantees Dr. Eileen Lake, Dr. Jeannette Rogowski and colleagues, which found hospitals designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a "RNE" hospital provide high quality care in three quality measurement areas. These hospitals, who have obtained the "RNE" designation by achieving exemplary practice or leadership in five areas, had significantly better outcomes than hospitals without this designation in rates of hospital infection, severe intraventricular hemorrhage, and death after seven day. Surprisingly, this study found no significant difference in the death rate of low birth weight infants after 28 days of birth between those hospitals with "RNE" designation and those that did not receive this credential.

Click here to read more about this study.

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