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ERIC Number: EJ1003659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0194-2638
Teamwork in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Barbosa, Vanessa Maziero
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, v33 n1 p5-26 Feb 2013
Medical and technological advances in neonatology have prompted the initiation and expansion of developmentally supportive services for newborns and have incorporated rehabilitation professionals into the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) multidisciplinary team. Availability of therapists specialized in the care of neonates, the roles of rehabilitation professionals, and models of service delivery vary from hospital to hospital based on philosophy, resources, and other considerations. To provide quality care for infants and families, cohesive team dynamics are required including professional competence, mutual respect, accountability, effective communication, and collaboration. This article highlights the contribution of each member of the NICU team. The dynamics of team collaboration are presented with the goal of improving outcomes of infants and families. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A