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Authors

  1. Ferreira, Daniela Monteiro
  2. Girao, Ana Livia Araujo
  3. e Silva, Ana Valeska Siebra
  4. Chaves, Edna Maria Camelo
  5. de Almeida, Paulo Cesar
  6. Freire, Vanessa Sousa
  7. de Carvalho, Rhanna Emanuela Fontenele Lima

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of implementing a care bundle for preventing peri-intraventricular hemorrhage (PIVH) in preterm newborns. A longitudinal, quantitative, quasi-experimental study was conducted with preterm newborns from a neonatal unit. The study was divided into 2 stages: the first consisted of a retrospective cohort of newborns (control group) not exposed to the bundle, and the second consisted of 5 practical steps of implementing a care bundle for preventing PIVH in eligible newborns. The results show that a significant reduction in PIVH occurred, from 34.8% before the intervention to 26.3% after application of the bundle. Also, after implementation of the bundle, there was a reduction in the severe forms of PIVH in the newborns who presented with hemorrhage compared with the control group. The study shows how the use of a low-cost and easy operationalization tool can contribute to the health of preterm newborns. It was found that the bundle is directly related to the decrease in the incidence of PIVH. The results may contribute to the improvement in care quality, thus promoting safe care for premature newborns.