Citation: . Pineda R, Guth R, Herring A, Reynolds L, Oberle S and Smith J. Enhancing sensory experiences for very preterm infants in the NICU: an integrative review. Journal of Perinatology. 2017; 37 (4): 323-332.
Summary of this article
This article reviews the available evidence on sensory-based interventions used with very preterm infants in the NICU to improve infant and parent outcomes.
The reader will be able to:
1. Discuss the evidence for sensory exposures for preterm infants in relation to their impact on neurodevelopmental outcomes of very preterm infants as well as parent outcomes.
2. Define the recommended type, amount and timing of sensory-based interventions in NICU based on the available evidence.