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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160782
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Analysis of Usage of a Nursing Mothers' Room on a University Campus
Abstract:
Analysis of Usage of a Nursing Mothers' Room on a University Campus
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Duckett, Laura, BSN, MS, PhD, MPH
P.I. Institution Name:University of Minnesota
Title:School of Nursing
Contact Address:5160 Weaver-Densford Hall, 308 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55112, USA
Contact Telephone:612-624-9160
Co-Authors:L. Duckett, N. Uban, School of Nursing , University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN;
One barrier to achievement of the Healthy People 2010 breastfeeding objectives is lack of adequate accommodations in workplaces and schools to support breastfeeding mothers in pumping breast milk while away from their infant. The purposes of this presentation are to summarize successful strategies used to operate a nursing mothers' room (NMR) in a university setting for 14 years and describe patterns of room usage from 2004 through 2007. This NMR is one of three available for students, staff and faculty in a school of nursing in an academic health center of a large university in the upper Midwest. Administrative data are routinely collected and used for planning and evaluation purposes. Mothers provide selected maternal and infant information and they record their times in and out in a logbook each time they use the NMR. Usage was analyzed for all weekdays excluding university holidays. Some women oriented in one year continued to use the room for part of the next year. During the years 2004, 2005 and 2006, 25, 22 and 24 women, respectively, received orientations to use the room, including 4 second time users. The women oriented during these years included 45 undergraduate and graduate students, 5 research fellows, 1 resident, 16 support staff, and 2 faculty. In 2004, the total number of NMR uses was 1283, mean number of uses per day was 5.9, daily range of uses was 0-21, total usage time was 374 hours, and average number of minutes per use was 17.5. In 2005, the total number of NMR uses was 1620, mean number of uses per day was 6.5, daily range of uses was 0-15, total usage time was 485 hours, and average number of minutes per use was 18.0. In 2006, the total number of NMR uses was 1907, mean number of uses per day was 7.6, daily range of uses was 0-21, total usage time was 410 hours, and average number of minutes per use was 12.9. Usage data for 2007 also will be presented. Our experiences and data indicate increasing room usage and that a NMR can be operated effectively and efficiently given a few key resources. These include a designated room, a modest budget for start-up, and a person knowledgeable about breastfeeding and employment who assumes responsibility for the NMR and spends 2 to 4 hours a month on NMR communications, orientations and oversight.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAnalysis of Usage of a Nursing Mothers' Room on a University Campusen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160782-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Analysis of Usage of a Nursing Mothers' Room on a University Campus</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Duckett, Laura, BSN, MS, PhD, MPH</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Minnesota</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">5160 Weaver-Densford Hall, 308 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55112, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">612-624-9160</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ducke001@umn.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">L. Duckett, N. Uban, School of Nursing , University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">One barrier to achievement of the Healthy People 2010 breastfeeding objectives is lack of adequate accommodations in workplaces and schools to support breastfeeding mothers in pumping breast milk while away from their infant. The purposes of this presentation are to summarize successful strategies used to operate a nursing mothers' room (NMR) in a university setting for 14 years and describe patterns of room usage from 2004 through 2007. This NMR is one of three available for students, staff and faculty in a school of nursing in an academic health center of a large university in the upper Midwest. Administrative data are routinely collected and used for planning and evaluation purposes. Mothers provide selected maternal and infant information and they record their times in and out in a logbook each time they use the NMR. Usage was analyzed for all weekdays excluding university holidays. Some women oriented in one year continued to use the room for part of the next year. During the years 2004, 2005 and 2006, 25, 22 and 24 women, respectively, received orientations to use the room, including 4 second time users. The women oriented during these years included 45 undergraduate and graduate students, 5 research fellows, 1 resident, 16 support staff, and 2 faculty. In 2004, the total number of NMR uses was 1283, mean number of uses per day was 5.9, daily range of uses was 0-21, total usage time was 374 hours, and average number of minutes per use was 17.5. In 2005, the total number of NMR uses was 1620, mean number of uses per day was 6.5, daily range of uses was 0-15, total usage time was 485 hours, and average number of minutes per use was 18.0. In 2006, the total number of NMR uses was 1907, mean number of uses per day was 7.6, daily range of uses was 0-21, total usage time was 410 hours, and average number of minutes per use was 12.9. Usage data for 2007 also will be presented. Our experiences and data indicate increasing room usage and that a NMR can be operated effectively and efficiently given a few key resources. These include a designated room, a modest budget for start-up, and a person knowledgeable about breastfeeding and employment who assumes responsibility for the NMR and spends 2 to 4 hours a month on NMR communications, orientations and oversight.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:10:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:10:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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