Scoping review of systematic reviews of nursing interventions in a neonatal intensive care unit or special care nursery

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Foster, Jann, Pathrose, Sheeja Perumbil, Briguglio, Laura, Trajkovski, Suza, Lowe, Patricia, Muirhead, Renee, Jyoti, Jeewan, Ng, Linda, Bray, Nicole, Spence, Kaye, Chetty, Natasha and Broom, Margaret. 2024. "Scoping review of systematic reviews of nursing interventions in a neonatal intensive care unit or special care nursery ." Journal of Clinical Nursing. 33 (6), pp. 2123-2137. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.17053
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Scoping review of systematic reviews of nursing interventions in a neonatal intensive care unit or special care nursery

ERA Journal ID14104
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsFoster, Jann, Pathrose, Sheeja Perumbil, Briguglio, Laura, Trajkovski, Suza, Lowe, Patricia, Muirhead, Renee, Jyoti, Jeewan, Ng, Linda, Bray, Nicole, Spence, Kaye, Chetty, Natasha and Broom, Margaret
Journal TitleJournal of Clinical Nursing
Journal Citation33 (6), pp. 2123-2137
Number of Pages15
Year2024
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
ISSN0962-1067
1365-2702
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.17053
Abstract

Aim(s): To identify, synthesise and map systematic reviews of the effectiveness of nursing interventions undertaken in a neonatal intensive care unit or special care nursery.
Design: This scoping review was conducted according to the JBI scoping review
framework.
Methods: Review included systematic reviews that evaluated any nurse-initiated interventions that were undertaken in an NICU or SCN setting. Studies that reported
one or more positive outcomes related to the nursing interventions were only considered for this review. Each outcome for nursing interventions was rated a ‘certainty
(quality) of evidence’ according to the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment,
Development and Evaluations criteria.
Data Sources: Systematic reviews were sourced from the Cochrane Database of
Systematic Reviews and Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence Synthesis for reviews published until February 2023.
Results: A total of 428 articles were identified; following screening, 81 reviews underwent full-text screening, and 34 articles met the inclusion criteria and were included
in this review. Multiple nursing interventions reporting positive outcomes were identified and were grouped into seven categories. Respiratory 7/34 (20%) and Nutrition
8/34 (23%) outcomes were the most reported categories. Developmental care was
the next most reported category 5/34 (15%) followed by Thermoregulation, 5/34
(15%) Jaundice 4/34 (12%), Pain 4/34 (12%) and Infection 1/34 (3%).

Keywordsneonatal intensive care; special care; scoping review; nursing interventions
Contains Sensitive ContentDoes not contain sensitive content
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420599. Nursing not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsWestern Sydney University
University of Canberra
Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Australia
New South Wales Centre for Evidence Based Health Care (NSWCEBHC), Australia
Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, Australia
Australian College of Nursing, Australia
University of Technology Sydney
Mater Hospitals, Australia
University of Queensland
Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Australia
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia
School of Nursing and Midwifery
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