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We present a clinical case of a premature birth from a mother of 33+5 weeks gestation where the newborn was admitted to the neonatal unit due to her low weight, chest retraction and prematurity, despite an Apgar score of 8/9/10 and birth weight of 1.300 g. The team of midwives that attended the woman from her arrival performed an assessment according to Virginia Henderson's Needs. Nursing diagnoses for the mother of Situational low self- esteem and Deficient Knowledge were established, and of Ineffective thermoregulation for the newborn infant. The care plan was based in great measure on the Kangaroo-mother care method which was started in the neonatal unit, and adapted to the needs and care required by the newborn infant. The method enabled the parents to cope with the situation in a better way and the vital signs of the infant to be maintained.
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Name: Enfermeria clinica
Kangaroo mother care, an evidence based practice and a national policy for management of low birth weight newborns in Nepal, is not widely practiced. This implementation research study aimed to explor...
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Understanding Barriers and Facilitators for Human Milk Banking Among Service Providers, Mothers, and Influencers of Preterm and Sick Neonates Admitted at Two Health Facilities in a Metropolitan City in India.
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The mortality effect of kangaroo mother care in stable newborns
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The aim of the present study is to assess the effectiveness and the safety of a woolen cap in maintaining normothermia in low birth weight infants (LBWI) during Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC).
To compare work of breathing and oxygen saturation before, during, and after kangaroo mother care in preterm very low birth weight (VLBW) infants stable on non-invasive respiratory support...
The main objective is to implement Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) at selected facilities in Addis Ababa and Oromia Regions to achieve high effective coverage in the catchment population.
A method of continuously holding a partially wrapped baby to the chest, involving skin-to-skin contact. Originally it was a method of caring for LOW-BIRTH-WEIGHT INFANT in developing countries and is now more widespread in developed nations. Aside from encouraging breast feeding, the extra sleep that the infant gets assists in regulating body temperature, helps the baby conserve energy, and redirects calorie expenditures toward growth and weight gain.
Care of the newborn infant in a crib near the mother's bed, instead of in a nursery, during the hospital stay.
A traditional term for all the activities which a physician or other health care professional normally performs to insure the coordination of the medical services required by a patient. It also, when used in connection with managed care, covers all the activities of evaluating the patient, planning treatment, referral, and follow-up so that care is continuous and comprehensive and payment for the care is obtained. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2nd ed)
A course or method of action selected to guide and determine present and future decisions.
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Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...