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Running head: SKIN TO SKIN CONTACT OF NEWBORN WITH THEIR MOTHER. Study on Skin to Skin Contact of Newborns Without Risk Factors as a Standard of CareLajuanna BarnettGrand Canyon University: NRS-490March 29, 2019
1Introduction The aim of the project is to critically examine the evidence-based practice of skin to skin contact. Skin to skin contact (SSC) of newborn babies without risk factors with their mother is a standard of care that should be implemented in every hospital. This project deals with problems related with avoiding SSC and several issues that arises due to failure in implementation of skin to skin contact. Further, many initiative steps are highlighted to promote SSC in every hospital. To encounter these problems various suggestions and educational need is also delivered to get better patient outcome.Problem Statement The major problem of today’s health care sector is lack of knowledge of the benefits of SSC of newborn babies with their mother. The obstetrician often instructs nurses to take the babies to a warmer environment to perform assessments, measurements and administer medications rather than giving the newborn directly to their mother. However, SSC should performed directly after delivery (Chan,Valsangkar, Kajeepeta, Boundy & Wall, 2016). Many hospitals do not have any specific guideline to include SSC as an effective approach. If some have, the obstetrician doctors and nurses are not compliant in taking an initiative to monitor it because they concentrate more on completing the formalities (Moore, Bergman, Anderson & Medley, 2016). The problem is significant because SSC encourages newborn physiological stability and it also promotes breastfeeding, bonding and infant sleep (Ludington-Hoe, 2015).