Sunday, June 2, 2019
Skin to Skin Contact in Nursing
Skin to Skin Contact in NursingIntroductionNowadays, separation of mothers from their newborn babies at delivery has arrest a usual practice despite the escalating evidence that this may have negative effects on the newborn. A growing volume of research supports disrobe to flake linkup between the mother and the newborn in the immediate post-delivery period. Skin to strip contact is defined as placing the naked newborn baby, habituated covered crosswise the back with a warm blanket, on the mothers b are chest instantaneously following birth.A substantial number of studies showed that early scrape to pare down contact between the mother and the newborn is beneficial to the newborn. Some of the benefits of scratch to clamber contact include stabilization of the newborns body temperature through thermo enactment, regulation of heart rate and regulation of respiratory rate (Wallace Marshal, 2001). Additionally, early skin to skin contact facilitates the initiation of breastfe eding, helps neonatal thermoregulation and promotes maternal-infant bonding (Dabrowski, 2007 Wallace Marshal, 2001). Skin to skin contact may also ensure colonization of the baby with the mothers own skin flora, for which the child will have some resistance (Wallace Marshal, 2001).Despite its aforementioned benefits and despite the UNICEFs Baby Friendly best practice campaign which calls for early skin to skin contact, this practice is still not being implemented in the labour party room in Bahrain. This can be due to lack of labor room nurses noesis about the benefits of skin to skin contact. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to value the current knowledge level of labor room nurses about skin to skin contact. The problem statement is what is the perception of labor room nurses towards skin to skin contact between mother and the newborn? The research questions are (1) what do labor room nurses know about skin to skin contact?, (2) what are the factors labor room nurses id entify as barriers to implementation of skin to skin contact, (3) what are the factors labor room nurses identify as facilitators to implementation of skin to skin contact?Identifying knowledge level of labor room nurses will help in designing and implementing in-service education programs to educate nurses about the importance of skin to skin contact. Additionally, identifying the barriers and facilitators of skin to skin contact will help in designing interventions to decrease the barriers and increase the factors that will facilitate skin to skin contact. Increasing knowledge level of labor room nurses, decreasing the barriers and increasing the factors that facilitate skin to skin contact will help in increased implementation of skin to skin contact in the labor rooms in Bahrain. Conceptual definition1. Skin to skin contact Placing the naked newborn on the mothers sheer chest immediately after birth.2. Knowledge Information about skin to skin contact3. Barriers Factors that dec rease the likelihood of implementing skin to skin contact4. Facilitators Factors that push the implementation of skin to skin contactOperational definition1. Skin to skin contact placing the naked newborn baby, on his/her stomach covered across the back with a warm blanket, on the mothers bare chest for at least 15 minutes starting immediately after birth.2. Knowledge the number of information labor room nurses have about how to implement skin to skin contact and the benefits of skin to skin contact.3. Barriers the factors that prevent labor room nurses from implementing skin to skin contact.4. Facilitators the factors that help labor room nurses to implement skin to skin contact. One limitation of this study was the difficulties we encountered in trying to meet with the key stakeholders. Their lodge in schedules prevented them from devoting enough time to understanding our study. Another limitation was the fact that our group could not meet as frequently as we would have liked. Carrying out as group had several limitations due to other commitments it was difficult to meet frequently.