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Infant holding policies and practices in neonatal units.
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PMID:  11923996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To describe neonatal unit policies and practices regarding the holding of infants by parents. DESIGN: U.S. national cross-sectional descriptive survey. SAMPLE: Nurses representing 215 neonatal units providing regional-level (22 percent), community-level (45 percent), and intermediate-level (33 percent) care. MAIN OUTCOME VARIABLE: Proportion of respondents who reported neonatal intensive care unit criteria permitting parents and family members to hold their infant by conventional and skin-to-skin methods. RESULTS: All but one of the neonatal units offered parents the chance to hold their extubated infants conventionally; 73 percent offered parents to hold their extubated infants skin-to-skin. Sixty-four percent of neonatal units offered parents the option to hold their intubated infants conventionally. In contrast, only 45 percent of the units offered parents to hold their intubated infants skin-to-skin. Factors that influenced parental holding practices included potential benefits to infants and parents, concerns about infant safety, and level of support from neonatal staff members.
Linda S Franck; Holly Bernal; Gay Gale
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0730-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-01     Completed Date:  2002-07-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-20     Citation Subset:  N    
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JH, England.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Cross-Sectional Studies
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care, Neonatal / methods*,  statistics & numerical data
Organizational Policy
Parent-Child Relations*
Practice Guidelines as Topic*
Professional-Family Relations
United States

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