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JPE 26.4 Kangaroo Mother Care 2: Potential Beneficial Impacts on Brain Development in Premature Infants

JPE 26.4 Kangaroo Mother Care 2: Potential Beneficial Impacts on Brain Development in Premature Infants

JPE 26.4 Kangaroo Mother Care 2: Potential Beneficial Impacts on Brain Development in Premature Infants

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

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Launch date: 22 Jan 2018
Expiry Date: 01 Jan 2020

Last updated: 11 Nov 2018

Reference: 185670

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MWIHOREZE CHARLOTTE (5 May 2018)
Thank you
Mrs Susan Abblitt RN, LCCE (19 Apr 2018)
It was informative. I thought there would be a presenter so that was a surprise. Learning can be increased by hearing and reading the material vs just reading the material.
I had hoped for more data on the actual process of KMC including the optimal number of hours for it to occur each day. The restriction was discussed for affluent NICUs, but it didn't provide what the best practice would be for parents to provide kangaroo care.
I was also hoping to have information on mother kangaroo care vs other family members and the difference in outcomes, if any.

I would like to...

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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.

Objectives

Discuss the five subsystems of the preterm infant's neurobiological system.
A. Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
B. Motor Control System
C. State Integration System
D. Attention/Interaction System
E. Self-regulation and dyad coregulation system
Describe key aspects of the parent-premature baby relationship.
F. Psychosocial
G. Sociocultural
H. Economic
Recall evidence-based benefits of kangaroo mother care with respect to both mother and infant.
I. Maternal benefits
i. Physical
ii. Psychosocial
J. Infant benefits
i. Physical
ii. Psychosocial
Rebecca J. Bear, BSc, BVSc, PGDipSci (Phys) and David J. Mellor, BSc (Hons), PhD, HonAssocRCVS, ONZM

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

REBECCA J. BEAR is a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her long-standing interests in mammalian physiology, physiology of pregnancy, childbirth and labor, and human infant development began in her teens and have taken her through practice as a clinical veterinarian and most recently, postgraduate perinatal researcher. In particular, applying research principles to the
care of hospitalized preterm babies dominate her activities.

DAVID J. MELLOR is the Professor of Applied Physiology and Bioethics at the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand. His 50 years of active research into fetal and neonatal physiology in Australia, Scotland, and New Zealand have provided insights into the survival and clinical management of a wide range of newborn mammals, among them human infants.

Current Accreditations

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

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

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MWIHOREZE CHARLOTTE (5 May 2018)
Thank you
Mrs Susan Abblitt RN, LCCE (19 Apr 2018)
It was informative. I thought there would be a presenter so that was a surprise. Learning can be increased by hearing and reading the material vs just reading the material. I had hoped for more data on the actual process of KMC including the optimal number of hours for it to occur each day. The restriction was discussed for affluent NICUs, but it didn't provide what the best practice would be for parents to provide kangaroo care. I was also hoping to have information on mother kangaroo care vs other family members and the difference in outcomes, if any.

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