Critically Appraised Topic
How does positioning affect the development of premature infants?
Clinical Bottom Line
Correct body positioning can likely prevent physical and neurological abnormalities in preterm infants (Vaivre-Douret & Golse, 2007). More research needs to be done in this area to define the best positioning methods for the best developmental outcomes.
Halverson, Kristia, "The Effects of Positioning on Premature Infant Development" (2010). Pediatrics CATs. 5.