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Table 1 Reported research areas of neonatal nurses

From: Neonatal nursing led research activity in the UK: a survey of current practice

Research Theme Research area (participants interested / working in this area)
Parental involvement Comfort care, experiences during stay (3), decision making, post discharge complex care, family involvement/impact (3), satisfaction, Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC), trial participation
Pharmacological Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) (2), pain (2), morphine, near misses, antibiotic use (2), Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI), hearing loss
Education Network delivered preceptorship, skills training, framework evaluation, thermal control, learning opportunities, experiences of (nurses: 1 / students: 1), evidence implementation, leadership
Outcomes Mental health, NAS, long term infant outcomes, staff impact on short term infant outcomes
Developmental care Family Integrated Care (FICare), attitudes, quiet time
Service provision Transitional care, postnatal sepsis screening, transport ventilation
Respiratory Ventilation (2), lung function
Feeding issues Orogastric tube (OGT) use, Gastro Oesophageal Reflux (GOR)
End-of-Life care Palliative care, organ donation
Ethico-legal Legal & ethical issues (2)
Skin Tissue viability