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JPE 26.3: Kangaroo Mother Care 1: Alleviation of Physiological Problems in Premature Infants

JPE 26.3: Kangaroo Mother Care 1: Alleviation of Physiological Problems in Premature Infants

JPE 26.3: Kangaroo Mother Care 1: Alleviation of Physiological Problems in Premature Infants

Rebecca J. Bear, BSc, BVSc, PGDipSci and David J. Mellor, BSc (Hons), PhD, HonAssocRCVS, ONZM
Rebecca J. Bear, BSc, BVSc, PGDipSci and David J. Mellor, BSc (Hons), PhD, HonAssocRCVS, ONZM
on behalf of Lamaze International

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Launch date: 08 Sep 2017

Expiry Date: 31 Aug 2019

Last updated: 10 Aug 2018

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Description

This self-paced homestudy reviews evidence-based physiologic benefits of kangaroo mother care for prematurely born infants and their mothers.

Kangaroo mother care (KMC) involves placing the newborn infant into prolonged and continuous skin-to-skin contact with the mother as soon as possible after birth, exclusive breastfeeding, early discharge from the health facility, and supportive follow-up at home. Claimed benefits of KMC as an aid to the clinical mitigation of some detrimental features of prematurity need to be evidence based. This article, the first of two, provides an overview of the impact of prematurity on those features of neonates to which KMC may be directed. Specifically, the mitigation of some cardiorespiratory, neurophysiological, sensory, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, renal, metabolic, and immunological impacts are outlined. Relevant neurobehavioral, psychosocial, sociocultural, and economic perspectives are briefly reviewed in the companion article. These two articles provide scientific support for a wider upscaling of KMC education and its cautious use in physiologically stable preterm infants.

Objectives

Describe physiologic changes the preterm infant undergoes in the transition to extrauterine life.
A. Transition to extrauterine life
B. Physiologic changes associated with prematurity
i. Cardiorespiratory
ii. Neurophysiological
iii. Sensory
iv. Gastrointestinal
v. Musculoskeletal
vi. Renal
vii. Endocrine
viii. Immunological
Describe the definition and types of kangaroo mother care
A. Definition/practice of kangaroo mother care
B. Types of kangaroo mother care
i. Continuous
ii. Intermittent
Identify the benefits of kangaroo mother care on preterm infants and their mothers.
E. Impact of kangaroo mother care
i. Cardiorespiratory
ii. Temperature stability
iii. Hormonal
Rebecca J. Bear, BSc, BVSc, PGDipSci and David J. Mellor, BSc (Hons), PhD, HonAssocRCVS, ONZM

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Rebecca J. Bear, BSc, BVSc, PGDipSci and David J. Mellor, BSc (Hons), PhD, HonAssocRCVS, ONZM
on behalf of Lamaze International

Lamaze is a nonprofit organization that promotes a natural, healthy and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting. Knowing that pregnancy and childbirth can be demanding on a woman’s body and mind, Lamaze serves as a resource for information about what to expect and what choices are available during the childbearing years.

Lamaze education and practices are based on the best, most current medical evidence available. They can help reduce the use of unnecessary interventions and improve overall outcomes for mothers and babies. Working closely with their families, health care providers and Lamaze educators, millions of pregnant women have achieved their desired childbirth outcomes using Lamaze practices.

As a nonprofit organization, the work of Lamaze International is supported by many actively engaged unpaid volunteers who give generously of their time and talent. Volunteers serve on the Board of Directors, the Education and Certification Councils and on various Lamaze committees and task forces. Volunteers are the heart of Lamaze International!

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Hours
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 0.50 Hours

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