Current Practices and Attitudes Regarding Use of Inhaled Nitric Oxide in the NICU: Results From a Survey of Members of the National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners.
Adv Neonatal Care 2018 Feb 20. Epub 2018 Feb 20.
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Bedminster, New Jersey (Ms Kayton); Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York (Dr Timoney); Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, University of Missouri-Kansas City (Dr Vargo); AND Neonatology-Perinatal Medicine, Orlando Health, Orlando, Florida (Dr Perez).
Background: Excessive supplemental oxygen exposure in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can be associated with oxygen-related toxicities, which can lead to negative clinical consequences. Use of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) can be a successful strategy for avoiding hyperoxia in the NICU. iNO selectively produces pulmonary vasodilation and has been shown to improve oxygenation parameters across the spectrum of disease severity, from mild to very severe, in neonates with hypoxic respiratory failure associated with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. Read More