Publication Date

10-2019

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Abstract

Topic Summary:

Kangaroo Care (skin to skin care) is a parent-led, evidence-based intervention which improves outcomes in neonatal patients including: decreased apnea, increased weight gain, increased parent satisfaction and decreased length of stay.

Results:

Nurse resident team interventions to support parent engagement and remove barriers to Kangaroo Care (KC) through iterative PDSA cycles from January 2018 to July 2019 yielded positive results within a subset of ICN patients.

MeSH Keywords

Kangaroo-Mother Care Method; Intensive Care Units, Neonatal; Pediatric Nursing; Quality Improvement

Keywords

Kangaroo Care; NICU; ICN

Disciplines

Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Critical Care Nursing | Pediatric Nursing | Pediatrics

Collection

National Healthcare Quality Week

Notes

Supported by Knowledge Translation Scholars: Greta Gerstner and Erin Keith-Chancy.

The Kanga-Croo: Nurse Resident Champions Creating Momentum for Improvement

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