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Touch during preterm infant resuscitation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9035643     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Preterm infants frequently require resuscitation in the delivery room. Under the intense circumstances of providing lifesaving interventions, caregivers may be unaware of the amount and kind of touch an infant receives. The purpose of this qualitative, ethologic study was to describe the kinds of touch that occur during resuscitation of premature infants immediately after delivery as viewed on videotape. The convenience sample consisted of ten videotapes of premature infant resuscitation performed at a tertiary care center. Using Spradley's Developmental Research Sequence, a description of kinds of touch--including mechanical and human touch--was developed. Descriptive research conceptualizing touch promotes awareness of current practice and may lead to alterations in clinical practice that best support the adaptive response in the depressed infant.
L W Kitchin; S Hutchinson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0730-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:  1996 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-06     Completed Date:  1997-03-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-51     Citation Subset:  N    
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Neonatal Nursing*
Nursing Methodology Research
Resuscitation / nursing*
Videotape Recording

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