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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.
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
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Wilderson, Dianne; Haney, Barb; Mirabile, Ashley; Palmer, Beckie; Heltzer, Jenny; Keith-Chancy, Erin BSN,CCRN; Smith, Brooke; Schneider, Christian Anthony; and Oshodi, Abdebayo, "Increasing Kangaroo Care in a New Small Baby Unit" (2019). Posters. 147.