Project Information

Standardization of Nursing Care of Pediatric Patients on Phototherapy

Project Description: Jaundice is a common problem in neonates that can results in serious complications. The most common treatment for neonatal jaundice is phototherapy. Phototherapy can be a very effective treatment for jaundice when done safely and effectively and this treatment can reduce the duration of hyperbilirubinemia and decrease length of stay. The purpose of this quality improvement project is to evaluate current nursing care in pediatric patients on phototherapy when compared to the current standards of care.

QPI: Tara, Jendzio, (

Collaborators: Jodi, Mullen, (; Dawn, Disalvo, (; (; (; (; (; Tracie, Kilcrease, (

Advisors: Candace, Rouse, (; Lauren, Rohrs, (

UF Health Big Aims: Reduce Variation None

MeSH Keywords: Phototherapy, Hyperbilirubinemia, Neonatal, Standard of Care