Evidence based practice for newborn care - page 2

Hi! I am looking for some information. A friend of mine is doing some research to help change the way they do things at their hospital's newborn nursery. She needs information on first baths... Read More

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    Alcohol on cords is no longer recommended, nor is it superior in any way to natural drying. It actually prolongs the drying time in a statistically significant manner. My facility actually has a check box on our assessment form for cord care that some nurses do check off, I can only assume they are swabbing it with alcohol. Some old habits die hard.

    Dore, S., Buchan, D., Coulas, S., Hamber, L., Stewart, M., Cowan, D., & Jamieson, L. (1998). Alcohol Versus Natural Drying for Newborn Cord Care. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 27(6), 621–627. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1552-6909.1998.tb02631.x

    Also, here's an evidence-based review from the University of San Francisco's DNP program - http://repository.usfca.edu/cgi/view...06&context=dnp
    We only still mention alcohol fir cord care because of one our peds. I teach both because its policy to talk about alcohol; but I mention research in favor of natural drying and sterile water when discussing cord a care with my patents. Thanks for your links.


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