Practices of Nurses for the Care of Premature in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Literature Review

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Renata Santos Silva
Árgila Gonçalves de Carvalho Santana
Thayná Oliveira Militão
Letícia Gomes de Oliveira
Lilian Clélia Machado Fagundes
Caroline Marinho Pereira
Ludmilla Marinho Maciel
Cláudia Catarina de Andrade Monteiro
Felipe Souza Nascimento
Thifanny Gonçalves de Lira
Larissa Maria Soares Ribeiro
Sarah Nunes Gaia
Carlos Magno Vitor da Silva


Objective: To analyze the nursing care provided to premature infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Methods: Descriptive study with a qualitative approach, such as literature review. The selection of articles took place from August to October 2018. The searches resulted in the visualization of 75 articles. Of which only 12 articles met the established criteria and descriptors.

Results: The main nursing care provided to premature infants in the NICU are: Observation of the premature infant, in the first 24 hours of life; hydration; food; skin; infection; umbilical stump, among others.

Conclusion: When the NB is hospitalized, due to the mother's absence associated with excessive manipulation by the health team, it can trigger stress, impairing her clinical condition. More than technical care is needed, especially by nurses, who are the professionals who most provide care to the newborn in the NICU.

Nursing care, premature, neonatal intensive care unit.

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Silva, R. S., Santana, Árgila G. de C., Militão, T. O., Oliveira, L. G. de, Fagundes, L. C. M., Pereira, C. M., Maciel, L. M., Monteiro, C. C. de A., Nascimento, F. S., Lira, T. G. de, Ribeiro, L. M. S., Gaia, S. N., & Silva, C. M. V. da. (2020). Practices of Nurses for the Care of Premature in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Literature Review. Archives of Current Research International, 20(5), 24-30.
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