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How fast is too fast? a practice change in umbilical arterial catheter blood sampling using the Iowa Model for Evidence-Based Practice.
Advances in neonatal care
  • Myrna Gordon
  • Lisa Bartruff
  • Sara Gordon
  • Maria A. Lofgren, University of Iowa
  • John A. Widness
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
8-1-2008
DOI of Published Version
10.1097/01.ANC.0000333707.37776.08
Abstract

A multidisciplinary team at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital utilized the Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice to Promote Quality Care as a basis for changing practice related to the rate of drawing and flushing umbilical artery catheters in very low birth-weight infants. Research indicates that rapid withdrawal of blood or flushing of catheters that are placed in the aorta can affect cerebral blood flow velocity, volume, and oxygenation. Alteration of cerebral blood flow in premature infants has been correlated with the incidence of intraventricular hemorrhage and periventricular leukomalacia, which can be a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in this population. Using this research as a guide, along with expert opinion, scientific principles, and theories, a new standard of practice was written, and the staff educated.

Published Article/Book Citation
Advances in neonatal care, 8:4 (2008) pp.198-207.
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Citation Information
Myrna Gordon, Lisa Bartruff, Sara Gordon, Maria A. Lofgren, et al.. "How fast is too fast? a practice change in umbilical arterial catheter blood sampling using the Iowa Model for Evidence-Based Practice." Advances in neonatal care Vol. 8 Iss. 4 (2008) p. 198 - 207 ISSN: 1536-0903
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