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Developmental Care CNE Module 18 - Kangaroo Care Is Developmental Care

Developmental Care CNE Module 18 - Kangaroo Care Is Developmental Care

Developmental Care CNE Module

Module 18: Kangaroo Care Is Developmental Care 2.0 CNE contact hours


 

Enhance your developmental care studies with this online CNE learning module, which serves as a supplement to the Developmental Care of Newborns and Infants: A Guide for Health Professionals, second edition. Developed by the editors and authors of Developmental Care of Newborns and Infants: A Guide for Health Professionals, second edition, this module reinforces the most relevant and important aspects of developmental care.

If you are a nurse seeking to obtain the CNE contact hours, you should have read or studied the relevant portions of Developmental Care of Newborns and Infants, participated in another related course of study in developmental care, or draw upon your professional experience. Some learners may choose to use this learning module as a self-assessment tool. This self-study module includes a PDF with a brief written overview of one aspect of developmental care, a list of the related developmental care standards, several "points to remember," recommended supplemental readings, one or more reflective exercises, and one or more case studies. The learner must complete a post-test and an evaluation in order to receive the designated contact hours. This module is intended for nurses and occupational, physical, respiratory, and speech therapists.

This module is an aid and does not include an in-depth description of the subject matter. Instead, serves as a study guide that augments and builds on what learners are reading and studying or upon their professional experiences in developmental care as a means to promote understanding and retention.

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Developmental Care CNE Module

Module 18: Kangaroo Care Is Developmental Care 2.0 CNE contact hours
Contact hours available through July 31, 2017.

This product includes a PDF overview of the module as well as a post-test and evaluation the learner will complete to receive the designated contact hours. This module is an aid and does not include an in-depth description of the subject matter. Instead, should be used as a study guide to augment and build on what learners are reading and studying or upon their professional experiences in developmental care as a means to promote understanding and retention.

Author
Susan M. Ludington-Hoe, PhD CNM RN FAAN, Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University , Cleveland, OH

Module Summary
The rich evidence base related to developmental effects of Kangaroo Care (KC) according to the Universe of Developmental Care Model on preterm and full-term infants has been reviewed and appraised using standard evidence-based criteria. The majority of the evidence is beneficial, demonstrating improvements in physiologic stability, metabolic functioning, feeding, weight gain, mental and motor development, skin-barrier function, and sleep. The evidence also demonstrates less agitation and pain; practically no crying; and more comfort when infants are given KC instead of being separated from their mother and/or father by swaddling or being placed under a radiant warmer or an incubator or crib. Since an earlier review of the developmental effects of KC on preterm infants was conducted, the evidence base has expanded three-fold and provides compelling high-quality evidence that confirms KC is a potent developmental care intervention. Numerous international, federal, and professional health organizations now recommend KC to promote the development of sick and healthy newborns because of this evidence. Yet infant individuality in response to developmental therapies mandates vigilant observation throughout treatment administration and consideration of the clinical implications derived from many studies. KC is developmentally appropriate, generically family-centered, and the antithesis of maternal-infant separation. Because of these basic qualities and the numerous benefits ascribed to KC, this intervention now should be recognized as a critical, potent, and fundamental component of developmental care.

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