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Engineering safety procedures for kangaroo care, skin to skin contact.
|Publication: Neonatal Skin-to-Skin Contact [With The Zaky ZAK]: Implications for Learning and Autonomic Nervous System Function in Infants With Congenital Heart Disease
The publication that reports the results of Skin to Skin Contact/Kangaroo Care with infants with congenital heart disease is published!
Jillian S. Hardin, Nancy Aaron Jones, Krystal D. Mize, Melannie Platt
Infant Behavior and Development, Volume 58, February 2020, 101416; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infbeh.2019.101416
Infants were full-term (> 37 weeks GA). Mothers assigned to the Kangaroo Care Group were given a KC wrap (Nurtured by Design's The Zaky ZAK/Kangaroo Zak)
Overall, analyses indicated that:
Findings suggest KC may garner favorable neuro-maturational and neurobiological outcomes for dyads.
The Sobreviver Project (Survive) By Mary Coughlin, RN, MS, NNP, Caring Essentials Collaborative, LLC. Boston.
Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews Volume 15, Issue 4, December 2015, Pages 169-173
Every mother was provided a The Zaky ZAK (aka Kangaroo Zak) in this Quality Improvement Project and Mary Coughlin, explains why.
"Improving The Frequency And Duration Of Skin To Skin Holding To Promote Parental Confidence In NICU"
by Elizabeth Jeanson PT DPT; Sheri Fischer, MSN RN CBC; Andrea Bunn DNP RN; David Munson, MD; Jessica Schnyders BSN RN; Nate Harris BSN RN
Sanford Improvement Academy selected The Zaky ZAK as part of their Kangaroo Care implementation. Here are the results:
• Parental confidence increased by 62% on the PPCI