Publication Date

10-2019

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Abstract

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

Results:

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

Keywords

Small Baby Unit; micropremie

Disciplines

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

Collection

National Healthcare Quality Week

Increasing Kangaroo Care in a New Small Baby Unit

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