Numerous studies have documented the benefits associated with Kangaroo Care (skin-to-skin contact) and have prompted the World Health Organization to recommend that skin-to-skin care be available in all neonatal environments. Benefits detailed in the "Kangaroo Care: Positive Touch in the NICU" interactive learning module range from cardiorespiratory stability, protected thermoregulation, better sleep patterns, and decreased hospital stay.
- An introduction to kangaroo care
- Eligibility criteria
- Benefits and safety information
- How to provide kangaroo care in your unit
1053743 Kangaroo Care: Positive Touch in the NICU