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Positive Impact of Kangaroo Care in NICU Infants Introduction Special care and attention must be given to infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) because of their small size and the health complications they face. One particular challenge faced by health care professionals in the NICU is the management of pain for preterm babies. Preterm infants must undergo a wide range of tests, procedures, and, often, life-saving measures during their hospitalizations, which not only subjects them to pain, but pain-related stress and anxiety. This has an impact on the infants themselves, as well as on the family members and friends who are involved in their care (Smith, Steelfisher, Salhi, & Shen, 2012). The purpose of this paper is to examine the problem of pain management among preterm NICU patients and propose the implementation of kangaroo care as a pain management technique.
Introduction The health status of Indigenous Australians is significantly lower than that of non-Indigenous Australians, this could be due to a large amount of Australia’s Indigenous population living in either remote rural areas and or in a low social economic areas. In rural remote areas individuals have poorer access to health
Description Due to cesarean section, it is proven that c-section birth causes infants to be at greater risk of developing a host of illnesses such as, asthma, type 1 diabetes, as they progress and grow older; As Australia has one of the highest c-section rates in the world with now at 32% of the population having a cesarean birth (s. McCulloch, 2018). Indigenous mothers are more likely to experience more long-term issues and even perinatal death compared to the 0.7% of non-aboriginal and non-Torres Strait islander mothers (The Department of Health, 2011).
Culture is a society or group in everyone's life that includes customs, traditions, laws, knowledge, beliefs, values, language and physical products, from tools to artwork-all of behavior and attitudes that are learned, shared and transmitted among members of the social group. There are different cultural beliefs and practices seen in
69-70), the first important thing for her is to avoid the consumption of alcohol, smoking, and drugs. She will need to follow a healthy diet that includes folic acid which is “vital to prenatal development” (p.74). Furthermore, she will need to avoid stress, anxiety and keep a stable mental health. There are several effective ways to care for LBW babies, as stated by Boyd, Johnson & Bee (2018), at birth LBW babies might not be able to suck and be breastfed by their mothers and doctors may use intravenous feeding or insert a tube in the esophagus or stomach to help the baby get the nutrients they he/she needs. Parents response to the LBW baby is crucial and may contribute to how fast the baby develops. The Kangaroo care or skin-to-skin is another way to help LBW babies develop by letting parents hold them for long times (pp. 102-103). Women should abstain completely from smoking and drinking throughout the pregnancy, the most critical period is the first
Within every change there are issues that will need to be resolved, and that is why this paper discussed various strategies to overcome those challenges. Kangaroo Mother Care helps improve the health of preterm infants in the NICU, along with their parents. That is why it is crucial to implement the change, and start making a different in these infant’s
Literature Review The Basics of Breastfeeding To be successful, the mother should initiate breastfeeding as soon as possible after delivery (Nagtalon-Ramos, 2014). The mother should be taught the many breastfeeding positions by healthcare staff (Nagtalon-Ramos, 2014). These positions are as follows: Cradle hold, cross cradle or transitional hold, clutch or football hold, and the side lying position (Nagtalon-Ramos, 2014). Allowing the infant to consume no other food or drink other than breast milk will help to promote successful breastfeeding (Nagtalon-Ramos, 2014). Furthermore, having the mother and baby together twenty-four hours a day and breastfeeding on demand will assist in successful breastfeeding
From this, we infer that the population average birthweight of non-indigenous children is greater than that of indigenous children; meaning that a disadvantage does exist amongst indigenous infants.
Compare and contrast the health outcomes between indigenous Australian childbearing women and their newborns with non-indigenous women and their newborns
Running head: COMMUNITY ASSMENT AND MARCO ANALYSIS 1 Community Assessment and Marco Analysis and Assessment
Kangaroo mother care was first started in Colombia in 1978. This practice involves an infant being placed skin-to-skin with a parent, early breastfeeding and discharge as well as follow up care (Conde-Aguelo, Belizan & Diaz-Rossello, 2012). Evidence has shown that this practice compared to the use of an incubator for
Introduction A preterm infant can be defined as an infant who is born before 37 weeks gestation. Babies who are born premature have a high risk for many health and developmental problems as infants and, furthermore, as they develop into adults. These health and developmental problems can include brain defects, recurrent
Through the Grandmother’s Law women are assisted through the birth by strong and supportive women. Traditional healing practices used by Indigenous midwives during the birth, include therapeutic massage for relaxation, sand, heat, smoke and fire to help with pain and being spiritually strong after birth was important for the mother and baby. Traditional rituals aimed at stopping bleeding, healing, warming will be used.
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