Senior Nursing Poster Session (Virtual)

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Trisha FreudenbergFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

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Abstract:

The title of this paper is Delayed Newborn Bathing. The purpose of this project was to research the evidence and literature that supports the need for a delayed newborn bath. The project discusses the benefits of a delayed bath and what affect it has on the infant’s temperature, blood sugar/blood glucose, and exclusive breast feeding rates. Three evidence-based research studies have been presented within this project (“Impact on delayed newborn bathing one exclusive breastfeeding rates, glucose, and temperature stability, and weight loss”, “Initiative to improve exclusive breastfeeding by delaying the newborn bath”, and “Effects of delayed newborn bathing on breastfeeding, hypothermia, and hypoglycemia”) to support that a change in policy to delay a newborn’s bath is needed. The recommendation drawn from the research is that an infant’s first bath should be delayed for at least 12 hours to enhance the infant’s temperature and blood sugar stability, and to improve exclusive breastfeeding rates.

Keywords: newborn, delayed bathing, infant bathing, evidence-based research

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Delayed Newborn Bathing

Abstract:

The title of this paper is Delayed Newborn Bathing. The purpose of this project was to research the evidence and literature that supports the need for a delayed newborn bath. The project discusses the benefits of a delayed bath and what affect it has on the infant’s temperature, blood sugar/blood glucose, and exclusive breast feeding rates. Three evidence-based research studies have been presented within this project (“Impact on delayed newborn bathing one exclusive breastfeeding rates, glucose, and temperature stability, and weight loss”, “Initiative to improve exclusive breastfeeding by delaying the newborn bath”, and “Effects of delayed newborn bathing on breastfeeding, hypothermia, and hypoglycemia”) to support that a change in policy to delay a newborn’s bath is needed. The recommendation drawn from the research is that an infant’s first bath should be delayed for at least 12 hours to enhance the infant’s temperature and blood sugar stability, and to improve exclusive breastfeeding rates.

Keywords: newborn, delayed bathing, infant bathing, evidence-based research

 

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