Risk Factors for Poor Feeding in Infants with Congenital Heart Disease, and a Novel Improvement Approach

Indramohan, G. et al. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Published online: 4 February 2017

Highlights: 

  • Infants with complex congenital heart disease are at risk for poor oral feeding.
  • Specific factors associated with poor oral feeding are identified.
  • Oral motor intervention may decrease hospital length of stay.
  • Oral motor intervention may decrease feeding tube requirements.
  • Screening bedside laryngoscopy may identify vocal cord dysfunction.

Read the full abstract here

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