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Pediatrics. 2019 Dec;144(6). pii: e20193147. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-3147. Epub 2019 Nov 18.

Neonatal Provider Workforce.

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1
National Association of Neonatal Nurses, Chicago, Illinois.
2
Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; and.
3
Department of Pediatrics, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Abstract

This technical report reviews education, training, competency requirements, and scopes of practice of the different neonatal care providers who work to meet the special needs of neonatal patients and their families in the NICU. Additionally, this report examines the current workforce issues of NICU providers, offers suggestions for establishing and monitoring quality and safety of care, and suggests potential solutions to the NICU provider workforce shortages now and in the future.

PMID:
31740501
DOI:
10.1542/peds.2019-3147

Conflict of interest statement

POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST: The authors have indicated they have no potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

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