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Enferm Clin. 2013 Jan-Feb;23(1):22-32. doi: 10.1016/j.enfcli.2012.12.002. Epub 2013 Feb 4.

[Analysis of NIC interventions in a neonatal intensive care unit].

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Prematuros/UCI-Pediátrica, Servicio de Pediatría, Neonatología e Intensivos Pediátricos, Complejo Asistencial Universitario de León, León, España.



The aim of the study was to describe and analyze the nursing interventions NIC developed in the clinical practice by specialized nurses in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).


Descriptive study in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of University Complex Hospital of León. The study population included all the neonates admitted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit from 1 march to 30 november of 2011. Database was created with the statistical program Epi Info where NIC interventions were collected between the selected by the panel of experts.


We collected a sum of 283 records of 44 neonates admitted with an average weight of 1705.5 gr and 14.3 days of age. Nurses have performed a total of 8861 NIC interventions. The highest percentage of interventions (47,1%) belong to the complex physiological domain, followed by the basic physiological (17,7%). We found 40,1%; 30,6% and 29,1% interventions in the early, late and night shifts.


The highest percentage of interventions belong to the complex physiological domain although we can conclude that in the nursing clinical practice the solution of problems not only depend of interventions in that area but other areas such as family key intervention in the neonatal care.

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