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Providing Comprehensive Care in the NICU through Creative Improvement

Female nurse comforting newborn baby laying in clear bassinet in NICU setting
In an environment like a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), constant improvements and dedication to patient safety are essential to provide efficient, up-to-date care. Maureen Maurano, BSN, RN, NICU nurse manager at Children’s National in Washington, D.C., knows firsthand how important patient-focused care is and has implemented initiatives at the hospital that ensure top-level care for the smallest, most fragile patients.
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Providing Comprehensive Care in the NICU through Creative Improvement

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In an environment like a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), constant improvements and dedication to patient safety are essential to provide efficient, up-to-date care. Maureen Maurano, BSN, RN, NICU nurse manager at Children’s National in Washington, D.C., knows firsthand how important patient-focused care is and has implemented initiatives at the hospital that ensure top-level care for the smallest, most fragile patients.
Female nurse comforting newborn baby laying in clear bassinet in NICU setting

Maureen has streamlined processes for team communication, introduced bar coding systems for medications, optimized safety protocols, initiated new patient-focused programs, and more, all in an effort to provide comprehensive care for babies and mothers.

We recently spoke with Maureen about the importance of patient-focused innovation, leadership in nursing, and her passion for the NICU.

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