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Essential newborn care

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  • 1. Essential Newborn Care: Protocol for New Life Reynel Dan L. Galicinao, RN Jurmaida H. Pagayao, RN Marnelle Joy S. Pulmano, RN Aries Glenn B. Galao, RN Mary Margaret A. Erana, RN Students, Master in Nursing Misamis University
  • 2. OutlineOverview4 Core Steps of ENC 1. Immediate Drying 2. Skin-to-Skin Contact 3. Proper Cord Clamping & Cutting 4. Non-separation of Newborn & Mother
  • 3. Overview• The Philippines is one of the 42 nations that account for 90% of global under-five mortality• An estimated 82,000 Filipino children die annually before their 5th birthday• 37% of these children are newborns less than 28 days old
  • 4. Measles, 4 Diarrhea, 1 % Malaria, 8% 7%HIV/AIDS, 3 % Pneumonia , 19% Injuries, 3% Neonatal, 3 7% Other, 10% They die mostly of preventable causes.
  • 5. Essential Newborn Care• A simple, concise, straightforward protocol that is backed by solid research evidence• Can prevent at least ½ of newborn deaths without additional cost to both families and hospitals
  • 6. 4 Core Steps of ENCImmediate Skin-to-skin drying contactProper cord Non-separationclamping & of newborn & cutting mother
  • 7. Immediate and thoroughdrying of the newborn
  • 8. • Immediate and thorough drying for 30 seconds to one minute warms the newborn and stimulates breathing
  • 9. Early skin-to-skin contactbetween mother andnewborn
  • 10. • Early skin-to-skin contact between mother and newborn and delayed washing for at least 6 hours• This prevents: • Hypothermia • Infection • Hypoglycemia
  • 11. Properly-timed cord clampingand cutting
  • 12. • Waiting for the cord pulsations to stop (between 1 to 3 minutes)• Prevents anemia and protects against brain hemorrhage in premature newborns
  • 13. Non-separation of thenewborn from the mother forearly breastfeeding initiationand rooming-in
  • 14. • Continuous non-separation of newborn and mother for early breastfeeding protects infants from dying from infection• The first feed provides colostrum

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