The newest issue of Advances in Neonatal Care
(The official journal of the National Neonatal Nurses Association - NANN) has an excellent article titled A Nurse's Guide to Common Mechanical Ventilation Techniques and Modes Used in Infants
written by Timothy M. Snow, RN, NNP and Debra H. Brandon, RN, PhD, CCNS. This article is part of the ongoing "Foundations in Newborn Care" part of the journal and is written specifically for bedside nurses whether they are newbies, old-timers or anywhere in between. The article is in Volume 7, Number 1 of Advances in Neonatal Care (February 2007). With this issue, the journal is being published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. You can find out more by going to www.advancesinneonatalcare.org
as well as www.nann.org
; because you will automatically receive these journals bimonthly when you become a member of NANN. I believe you can also subscribe without becoming a NANN member, but being a member is totally so much more worth it in my humble opinion.
As long as I am mentioning neonatal nursing organizations, let me also include the journal Neonatal Network
which is published by The Academy of Neonatal Nursing
which is terrific as well. You can find them on the web at www.neonatalnetwork.com
; I am a member of both and love them both; can't tell you how much I have learned, the friends and contacts I've made through both of them and the CEU's I have received to help maintain my RNC. I strongly encourage all NICU nurses to become members of at least one of these organizations and hopefully both of them!