Optimizing clinical care and training in the neonatal intensive care unit: the relationship between front line providers and physician trainees

The Frontline Provider Interprofessional Writing Group (FLIP)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Changes in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) coverage models, restrictions in trainee work hours, and alterations to the training requirements of pediatric house staff have led to a rapid increase in utilization of front-line providers (FLPs) in the NICU. FLP describes a provider who cares for neonates and infants in the delivery room, nursery, and NICU, and includes nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and/or hospitalists. The increasing presence and responsibility of FLPs in the NICU have fundamentally changed the way patient care is provided as well as the learning environment for trainees. With these changes has come confusion over role clarity with resulting periodic conflict. While staffing changes have addressed a critical clinical gap, they have also highlighted areas for improvement amongst the teams of NICU providers. This paper describes the current landscape and summarizes improvement opportunities with a dynamic neonatal interprofessional provider team.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1513-1519
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Volume43
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Optimizing clinical care and training in the neonatal intensive care unit: the relationship between front line providers and physician trainees'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this