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Implementing skin-to-skin contact at birth using the iowa model: applying evidence to practice.
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PMID:  22697225     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Prolonged skin-to-skin contact (SSC) between mothers and newborns in the hour after birth is associated with physiologic and psychological benefits for both mothers and infants, yet this is not a standard practice at all birthing facilities. The purpose of the project described in this article was to implement SSC immediately aft er birth for healthy term newborns as a routine, evidence-based practice in a labor and delivery unit at a Midwestern U.S. academic medical center. When incorporated into routine newborn care, SSC promotes key maternal-infant health outcomes of importance to quality nursing care.
Dawn Haxton; Jennifer Doering; Linda Gingras; Lucy Kelly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing for women's health     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1751-486X     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Womens Health     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101304602     Medline TA:  Nurs Womens Health     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  220-30     Citation Subset:  N    
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© 2012 AWHONN.
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