Reducing Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in the NICU

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a prevalent morbidity associated with prematurity. In 2005, the incidence of BPD in VLBW infants our NICU was 61%, greater than the 75th %ile for the Vermont-Oxford Network (VON). A QI project was initiated in 2006, with an aim to develop a bundle of potentially better practices to reduce the incidence of BPD by 50%. At this time, our project continues, with a current goal of further reducing the incidence of BPD in our NICU, so that we perform in the 10th-25th %ile within the VON.



Work Title Reducing Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in the NICU
Open Access
  1. Lori Merkel, MS, BSN, RNC
  2. Dennis J. Mujsce, MD
  3. Mary Lewis, MSN, RNC-NIC
  4. Kimberly Beers, RRT-NPS
  5. Joy Stauffer, BSN, RNC
  6. Mitchell J. Kresch, MD
  1. Penn State Hershey Nursing
  2. Neonatal Nursing
  3. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  4. Neonates
License All rights reserved
Work Type Poster
Publication Date October 2012
  1. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  2. Neonates
  3. Neonatal nursing
Deposited November 20, 2013




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  • Added Creator Lori Merkel, MS, BSN, RNC
  • Added Creator Dennis J. Mujsce, MD
  • Added Creator Mary Lewis, MSN, RNC-NIC
  • Added Creator Kimberly Beers, RRT-NPS
  • Added Creator Joy Stauffer, BSN, RNC
  • Added Creator Mitchell J. Kresch, MD
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