Best Beginnings: Initating Kangaroo Care Immediately After Hospital Birth

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308342
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Best Beginnings: Initating Kangaroo Care Immediately After Hospital Birth
Author(s):
Humphrey, Ellee; Kiehl, Ermalynn M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Psi
Author Details:
Ellee Humphrey, MSN, RN, ellee.humphrey@gmail.com; Ermalynn M. Kiehl, PhD, ARNP
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Norton Suburban Hospital is part of a five hospital system.  This large, community hospital delivers approximately 6000 babies/year.  The staff in labor and delivery provide evidence based care to all patients and families.  To further this commitment to the community served, this team embarked upon the journey toward implementing kangaroo care immediately following birth.
   The purpose of this project is to describe one hospital's experience in implementing kangaroo care.  Stakeholder readiness for change was assessed and presented to the team.  A task force was formed with nursing staff from labor and delivery, NICU, and the mother baby unit.  Nurse educators were included ad hoc. The task force was responsible for mapping the current and future state processes. The nursing staff received education on providing kangaroo care, including the operational definition, infants who were appropriate to be placed skin to skin immediately after birth, those to be excluded, as well as scripting this message to our patients as families.
   The labor and delivery nurses aided the task force in evaluating the success of this project.  The nurses we responsible for completing a data collection tool with each delivery.  The data was compiled by a member of the task force and shared monthly.  
   Reward and recognition has been a successful tool in the hard wiring of this process.  Each month, a kangaroo care nurse champion was identified and rewarded.
   On average, 85% of mothers who delivered vaginally participated in kangaroo care.  34% of mothers who delivered via Cesarean Section participated in kangaroo care in the operating room, and 85% participated in the recovery room.  Within the first hour of life, the mother/infant dyad spent an average of 51 minutes in kangaroo care.
   Next steps will focus on evaluating the maternal experience as it pertains to participating in kangaroo care.
Keywords:
Hospital Birth; Kangaroo Care; Best Practice
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBest Beginnings: Initating Kangaroo Care Immediately After Hospital Birthen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHumphrey, Elleeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKiehl, Ermalynn M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Psien_GB
dc.author.detailsEllee Humphrey, MSN, RN, ellee.humphrey@gmail.com; Ermalynn M. Kiehl, PhD, ARNPen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308342-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>Norton Suburban Hospital is part of a five hospital system.  This large, community hospital delivers approximately 6000 babies/year.  The staff in labor and delivery provide evidence based care to all patients and families.  To further this commitment to the community served, this team embarked upon the journey toward implementing kangaroo care immediately following birth. <div>   The purpose of this project is to describe one hospital's experience in implementing kangaroo care.  Stakeholder readiness for change was assessed and presented to the team.  A task force was formed with nursing staff from labor and delivery, NICU, and the mother baby unit.  Nurse educators were included ad hoc. The task force was responsible for mapping the current and future state processes. The nursing staff received education on providing kangaroo care, including the operational definition, infants who were appropriate to be placed skin to skin immediately after birth, those to be excluded, as well as scripting this message to our patients as families.</div> <div>   The labor and delivery nurses aided the task force in evaluating the success of this project.  The nurses we responsible for completing a data collection tool with each delivery.  The data was compiled by a member of the task force and shared monthly.  </div> <div>   Reward and recognition has been a successful tool in the hard wiring of this process.  Each month, a kangaroo care nurse champion was identified and rewarded.</div> <div>   On average, 85% of mothers who delivered vaginally participated in kangaroo care.  34% of mothers who delivered via Cesarean Section participated in kangaroo care in the operating room, and 85% participated in the recovery room.  Within the first hour of life, the mother/infant dyad spent an average of 51 minutes in kangaroo care.</div> <div>   Next steps will focus on evaluating the maternal experience as it pertains to participating in kangaroo care.en_GB
dc.subjectHospital Birthen_GB
dc.subjectKangaroo Careen_GB
dc.subjectBest Practiceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:30:04Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:30:04Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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