How Many Babies Is Too Many for a Single Neonatal Nurse?

By Karen Walker and Carole Kenner   Envisage this – you are a neonatal nurse and you go to work in a busy neonatal unit. Today, however, you are not in your own neonatal unit in your high-income country with ratios of approximately 1 nurse to 1 or 2 babies...

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COINN 2016 special: Q&A with Nguyen Thi Minh Hong

Nguyen Thi Minh Hong is a winner of the International Neonatal Nursing Excellence Award 2016, for her dedicated work for newborns in the rural district of Tram Tau in northern Vietnam. To improve maternal and newborn care in Vietnam, there is an urgent need to target rural districts, where resources...

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COINN 2016 special: Q&A with Adeyemo Abass Kola

Adeyemo Abass Kola is a winner of the International Neonatal Nursing Excellence Award 2016, for his work for newborns in Nigeria’s Zamfara state. As a nurse in a Doctors without Borders hospital, Kola treats newborns suffering from lead poisoning, birth asphyxia, hypothermia, malnutrition, and infections. Despite the challenges, Kola is...

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Where are the Neonatal Nurses in Global Strategies?

Nurses, a large segment of the health workforce, have for the most part been silent, or at least not active participants, in the construction of these plans. In the last few years, neonatal nurses have been asked to contribute only after much of the work has been done. Why is this so?

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