WHEN I STARTED MY CAREER AS A NEONATAL NURSE, THE subspecialty of neonatology was just beginning. There was no understanding of the pathophysiology of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. Mechanical ventilators were adapted for use in full-term babies. Thirty-two week neonates were considered too premature. Through trial and error, and anecdotal practice, science was slowly added to the art of medicine and nursing. However, we still have little of our care based on actual research.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2012