SNHP | Senior Nursing Poster Session

Title

Umbilical Cord Care

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Hobbs

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

The problem being researched in this study is the use of an antibacterial agents on newborn’s umbilical cord compared to a dry care method using soap and water. The current hospital recommends the use alcohol preparations daily on the umbilical cord. The studies used in this research contained two random-controlled studies and one meta-analysis studies performed in France, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Dependent on the developmental level of the country determines what intervention is recommended. The World Health Organization recommends “daily chlorhexidine application to the umbilical cord stump during the first week of life is recommended for newborns who are born at home in settings with high neonatal mortality. Clean, dry cord care is recommended for newborns born in health facilities and at home in low neonatal mortality settings (2015).” The hospital where this research is being presented, the use of a dry cord care policy would be an attainable intervention to implement into practice.

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Umbilical Cord Care

The problem being researched in this study is the use of an antibacterial agents on newborn’s umbilical cord compared to a dry care method using soap and water. The current hospital recommends the use alcohol preparations daily on the umbilical cord. The studies used in this research contained two random-controlled studies and one meta-analysis studies performed in France, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Dependent on the developmental level of the country determines what intervention is recommended. The World Health Organization recommends “daily chlorhexidine application to the umbilical cord stump during the first week of life is recommended for newborns who are born at home in settings with high neonatal mortality. Clean, dry cord care is recommended for newborns born in health facilities and at home in low neonatal mortality settings (2015).” The hospital where this research is being presented, the use of a dry cord care policy would be an attainable intervention to implement into practice.