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  • By empowering the community with knowledge about lifesaving methods such as skin-to-skin care and immediate breastfeeding, the project cut the mortality rate for newborns in half in only 16 months without introducing any new technology.

    Melinda Gates: Groundbreaking Research Proves We Can Save Newborn Lives at Scale

  • And from the first chapter when they finally share total skin-to-skin privileges and then some, the pages burn up with passion, lust, anger, tenderness, sensitivity, claws, teeth and all when these two interact in and out of the bedroom.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • And Riley says that he should go have some skin-to-skin contact with her etc.

    Q & A

  • Assess parent's comfort level during skin-to-skin contact and need for a positioning device to support the infant.

    Guidelines for Skin-to-skin Contact

  • Assess parents 'readiness to provide skin-to-skin care:

    Guidelines for Skin-to-skin Contact

  • Discuss the infants's tolerance for skin-to-skin contact with primary medical team.

    Guidelines for Skin-to-skin Contact

  • Assess whether the infant is a candidate for skin-to-skin contact (kangaroo care) — the infant should be medically stable and not have a chest tube or intracardiac line (RA, LA).

    Guidelines for Skin-to-skin Contact

  • Is the parent willing to spend the expected length of time (minimum of one hour) holding the infant skin-to-skin?

    Guidelines for Skin-to-skin Contact

  • Tell parents that a change in vital signs during transfer and while holding infant indicates medical instability and may require ending the skin-to-skin session.

    Guidelines for Skin-to-skin Contact

  • If the infant is intubated, monitor vital signs including temperature and pain score at 15 mintues post transfer and then every hour while infant is being held skin-to-skin.

    Guidelines for Skin-to-skin Contact


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