Bartlett receives grant to improve neonatal care

Posted: Thursday, November 04, 2010

The obstetrics department at Bartlett Regional Hospital has been awarded a grant of nearly $16,000 from the Reuben E. Crossett Fund to support the enhancement of its Neonatal Resuscitation Program.

The grant will be used to improve neonatal resuscitation and stabilization readiness training; purchase new training equipment, including updated neonatal mannequins; and to purchase new training materials for nurses and providers in the area of neonatal resuscitation.

The improvements to the curriculum include assessment of Bartlett's resuscitation and stabilization readiness by neonatal experts from Seattle Children's Neonatology Department, including on-site workshops and presentations to staff and providers.

The grant will also provide updated text materials for Bartlett Beginning's OB Registered Nurses, delivering physicians and pediatricians who provide care at Bartlett Regional Hospital, along with community midwives who deliver babies outside the hospital setting. Bartlett will also hold additional classes and skills training to provide practitioners with the revised practice guidelines.

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