Implementing a research-based kangaroo care program in the NICU.

R. P. Bell, J. M. McGrath

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Kangaroo care or skin-to-skin holding of preterm infants requires consistent implementation for best outcomes with infants and families. Successful implementation of a project of this type demands an organized approach. This article describes how a standard of care was developed using research findings and then implemented with a step-by-step approach in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-403
Number of pages17
JournalThe Nursing clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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