Other content tagged: Couplet Care

Exploring the most important elements to improve family-integrated care – A parent’s perspective

Family-integrated care (FICare) has the potential to significantly improve the health of both newborn and parents. This is especially vital when the infant is admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and is thus often separated from their parents. A parent survey conducted in the Netherlands now provides insight into how parents experienced their integration in care. The study shows that most parents are involved to a certain extend. However, they highlight…
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Mother-Newborn Couplet Care: Recommendations to implement and improve coupled care from Nordic practice

As preterm newborns and mothers have different medical needs, they are usually treated on different wards. However, the concept of mother-newborn coupled care breaks with that tradition and instead keeps them together throughout their hospitalization. This allows for immediate skin-to-skin contact after birth, a higher quality of care, and lower rates of morbidity and mortality for the infant. The concept is already well-established in Swedish and Finish maternity hospitals and serves as a…
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