The development of potentially better practices to support the neurodevelopment of infants in the NICU

J Perinatol. 2007 Dec;27 Suppl 2:S48-74. doi: 10.1038/


Objective: To review the existing evidence used to identify potentially better care practices that support newborn brain development.

Study design: Literature review.

Result: Sixteen potentially better practices are identified and grouped into two operational clinical bundles based upon timing for recommended implementation.

Conclusion: Existing evidence supports the implementation of selected care practices that potentially may support newborn brain development.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child Development / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / physiopathology
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / psychology
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / therapy*
  • Intensive Care, Neonatal / standards*
  • Nervous System / growth & development*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Sensation / physiology*