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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.
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.
Kangaroo-Mother Care Method; Intensive Care Units, Neonatal; Pediatric Nursing; Quality Improvement
Kangaroo Care; NICU; ICN
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Critical Care Nursing | Pediatric Nursing | Pediatrics
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Butler, Brett; Burden, Jacob; Creekmore, Carly; Griffin, Blair; Godemann, Taylor; Hagen, Taylor; Koelling, Theresa; Kucera, Mary Anne; Magid, Halle; Miller, Makenna; Page, Monica; Riffel, Mary; Stebbins, Madison; Stokes, Sarah; and Suppes, Skylar, "The Kanga-Croo: Nurse Resident Champions Creating Momentum for Improvement" (2019). Posters. 149.