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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150429
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Caring for Mothers, Caring for Babies
Abstract:
Caring for Mothers, Caring for Babies
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:McWilliams, Susan
P.I. Institution Name:AHEC-NW Regional Medical Programs
The Arkansas Area Health Education Center, Northwest (AHEC-NW) in Fayetteville, Arkansas launched a pilot patient education program in 1997. The pilot program addressed health issues commonly found in the adult population such as: hyperlipidemia, hypertension, smoking, diabetes, asthma, fitness and weight control. The success of the pilot program led to the desire to offer more patient education programs. A natural evolution in a family practice setting, which includes maternity care, was a program that would address the needs of the maternal/infant population. A Maternal Infant Patient Education sub-committee was formed and the educational needs of the maternal/infant patient population were identified. Identification of the needs resulted in the development of the Caring for Mothers, Caring for Babies program. A grant proposal was written and funded which allowed the research project to become a reality. Caring for Mothers, Caring for Babies is a maternal/infant patient education research program designed and implemented by the Maternal Infant Patient Education Committee at Arkansas Area Health Education Center, Northwest (AHEC-NW). The program arose from a desire to improve the maternal/infant health outcomes of our patients. Maternal/infant care is an integral part of the services we provide. Internal research has confirmed this population is young, socially disadvantaged and culturally diverse as evidenced by the fact that 36% are teenagers, 25% Hispanic and 59% on Medicaid. All of the factors listed above contribute to complications and poor outcomes for mother and infant. Caring for Mothers, Caring for Babies is designed to increase the patient’s exposure to information pertinent to maternal/infant health care issues. This program postulates increased exposure to pertinent education will influence maternal/infant health outcomes positively. The research study compares the clinic versus home settings for the teaching. The teaching sessions focus on prenatal, postpartum, breast feeding and newborn care. Two educational sessions are conducted, one during the third trimester of pregnancy and the second in the early postpartum period. A nurse educator and bi-cultural female interpreter fluent in Spanish have been secured to conduct the teaching sessions. To date 42 subjects have been enrolled and outcome data is expected by the Sigma Theta Tau International 36th Biennial Convention 2001.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCaring for Mothers, Caring for Babiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150429-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Caring for Mothers, Caring for Babies</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">McWilliams, Susan</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">AHEC-NW Regional Medical Programs</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">smcwilliams@ahecnw.uams.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The Arkansas Area Health Education Center, Northwest (AHEC-NW) in Fayetteville, Arkansas launched a pilot patient education program in 1997. The pilot program addressed health issues commonly found in the adult population such as: hyperlipidemia, hypertension, smoking, diabetes, asthma, fitness and weight control. The success of the pilot program led to the desire to offer more patient education programs. A natural evolution in a family practice setting, which includes maternity care, was a program that would address the needs of the maternal/infant population. A Maternal Infant Patient Education sub-committee was formed and the educational needs of the maternal/infant patient population were identified. Identification of the needs resulted in the development of the Caring for Mothers, Caring for Babies program. A grant proposal was written and funded which allowed the research project to become a reality. Caring for Mothers, Caring for Babies is a maternal/infant patient education research program designed and implemented by the Maternal Infant Patient Education Committee at Arkansas Area Health Education Center, Northwest (AHEC-NW). The program arose from a desire to improve the maternal/infant health outcomes of our patients. Maternal/infant care is an integral part of the services we provide. Internal research has confirmed this population is young, socially disadvantaged and culturally diverse as evidenced by the fact that 36% are teenagers, 25% Hispanic and 59% on Medicaid. All of the factors listed above contribute to complications and poor outcomes for mother and infant. Caring for Mothers, Caring for Babies is designed to increase the patient&rsquo;s exposure to information pertinent to maternal/infant health care issues. This program postulates increased exposure to pertinent education will influence maternal/infant health outcomes positively. The research study compares the clinic versus home settings for the teaching. The teaching sessions focus on prenatal, postpartum, breast feeding and newborn care. Two educational sessions are conducted, one during the third trimester of pregnancy and the second in the early postpartum period. A nurse educator and bi-cultural female interpreter fluent in Spanish have been secured to conduct the teaching sessions. To date 42 subjects have been enrolled and outcome data is expected by the Sigma Theta Tau International 36th Biennial Convention 2001.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:24:16Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:24:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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