Feeding Flock Tool Gets Press

Hats off to the Feeding Flock, a group of largely SON researchers, for having their work “Psychometric Properties of the Early Feeding Skills Assessment Tool” published in the October issue of Advances in Neonatal Care.

Included on the article were authors Sue Thoyre, PhD, RN, FAAN; Britt Pados, PhD, RN, NNP-BC; Catherine S. Shaker, MS/CCC-SLP, BCS-S; Kristy Fuller, OTR/L; and Jinhee Park, PhD, RN.

The online journal HealthLeaders published an article about the tool this week, stating “Through their study, Thoyre and her colleagues determined the Early Feeding Skills checklist to be an effective way for nurses and other healthcare professionals to evaluate preterm infants’ emergence of feeding skills.

According to the research, the EFS is a user-friendly tool for assessing and monitoring feeding skills in premature infants and other infants at risk of feeding problems and for guiding interventions to promote the skills needed to successfully feed.”

Great work, Feeding Flock team!