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Implementing Skin to Skin in the Hospital, Oh My!

by Cheryl R. Scott, RN, PhD, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, .1 Midwifery CEU
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Perinatal 2015

Skin to Skin for newborn infants in postpartum and the NICU is an essential hospital strategy with many proven benefits for the infant, mother and father, breastfeeding success and saves time for the health care professional while optimizing clinically evidenced based best practices. Skin to Skin safeguards the infant’s adaptation process from intrauterine to extra-uterine life, improves mother/father/infant bonding and attachment, improves milk supply and greatly enhances successful breastfeeding. Join us in learning the many benefits skin to skin and explore many common hospital barriers to skin to skin and the easy solutions to provide mothers and babies access to each other for successful breastfeeding, effective bonding, attachment, and aid in postpartum healing. Our seminar will provide the health care professional with tips for making your job easier as you assist the postpartum mother and infant. Learn evidenced based breastfeeding management skills that are supported by the infant’s inborn hormonal, reflexive and built-in navigation system.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Identify 3 benefits Skin to Skin provides for3 newborn infants and 3 benefits for the newly delivered mother.
Objective 2: Explain the effects of mother-infant separation and it’s effect on the newborn infant and breastfeeding
Objective 3: List 3 common institutional barriers for skin to skin in many hospitals today and how to remove those institutional barriers to safely promote and implement skin to skin

Presentations: 20  |  Hours / CE Credits: 19.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks