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Project Aim: Increase the percent of eligible patients receiving kangaroo care from 19% to 30% by September 2019.


113 staff completed education

OT consults completed on all SBU patients

20 kangaroo wraps purchased

Kangaroo care rate in NICU increased from 19% (prior to SBU) to 36% (Post SBU opening).

Conclusion: Due to increased multidisciplinary awareness of importance of kangaroo care in the SBU more parents are completing kangaroo care.

MeSH Keywords

Infant, Extremely Premature; Kangaroo-Mother Care Method; Hospitals, Pediatric; Quality Improvement


Small Baby Unit; micropremie


Critical Care | Critical Care Nursing | Maternal and Child Health | Pediatric Nursing | Pediatrics | Respiratory Therapy

Increasing Kangaroo Care in a New Small Baby Unit



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