Quality & Clinical Excellence | Pediatrics

Evaluation of an Innovative Multi-Strategy Approach to Kangaroo Care Promotion in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

In the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), facilitating bonding between the separated preterm baby and parent(s) is a top priority. However, conventional approaches to care do not always allow for infant-parent bonding time. This study from Baptist Health South Florida evaluated an innovative, evidence-based, multi-strategy quality improvement Kangaroo Care (KC) promotion program and its impact on a number of KC occurrences, physiological outcomes in infants who experienced KC, nurse knowledge gain of KC and parent attachment after experiencing KC.