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Innara Health’s NTrainer System used to reduce length of stay in neonatal intensive care
Study will be presented at national neonatal nursing conference
Olathe, Kan. – Research featuring Innara Health’s NTrainer System will be presented at the 16th National Neonatal Nurses Conference/19th National Mother Baby Nurses Conference Sept. 8-10 in Nashville. The NTrainer System is an FDA-cleared medical device that assesses and develops non-nutritive suck (NNS) in infants and newborns born prematurely.
The research being presented shows that use of the NTrainer System, to provide patterned oral stimulation, resulted in significant reduction in length of stay (LOS) in preterm infants. In published guidelines, the American Academy of Pediatrics defines oral feeding as one of the physiological competencies necessary for hospital discharge of preterm infants.
This latest research supports the use of the NTrainer System as part of an evidence-based approach to infant feeding in the NICU and the resulting improvements in reducing LOS. The significant reduction in LOS suggests that oral stimulation – like that provided by the NTrainer System – not only enhances infants’ oral feeding but also promotes their developmental maturity.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to share the results of our research at the Academy of Neonatal Nurses conference,” said Dr. Dongli Song, the chief principal investigator of the study at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, Calif. “Discovering new evidence-based approaches to helping preterm infants go home with their families sooner is important to our research community.”
Dr. Song will give her presentation, “Patterned Somatosensory Oral Stimulation in Very Preterm Infants Reduces Length of NICU Stay: Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial,” from 3:45-4:45 on Sept. 8 at the conference. The presentation is one of several in 2016 that have highlighted the benefits of the therapy provided by the NTrainer System.
“Along with other recent presentations about the efficacy of the NTrainer System, this evidence demonstrates the significant impact of Innara Health’s technology on the lives of preterm infants and their families,” said Michael Peck, president and CEO of Innara Health. “Reducing LOS for preterm infants results in a tremendous reduction in costs to hospitals, while shortening the separation parents experience while their infant remains in the NICU. As the healthcare industry continues to seek opportunities to improve patient outcomes, clinical efficiency and financial improvements, we are excited to offer solutions designed to support the challenges of caring for the most fragile patients.”
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About Innara Health
Innara Health’s mission is to advance the global understanding and improvement of neonatal, pediatric and adult feeding. The company offers the FDA-cleared NTrainer System, the first neonatal technology that assesses and develops non-nutritive suck (NNS) for newborns and infants born prematurely. Neonatal clinicians use the NTrainer System in children’s hospitals, medical centers and rehabilitation hospitals. For more information, visit innarahealth.com.