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This Hospital Trains New Parents to Care for Preemies on Their Own

The system has proven benefits, from increased breastfeeding to improved long-term development.​..

The system has proven benefits, from increased breastfeeding to improved long-term development.


 By Jenae Sitzes, Woman'sDay

[post_ads_2]arents of newborn premature babies often find themselves feeling helpless when they see their baby hooked up to countless machines in the NICU, with their child's life entirely in others' hands. But one UK hospital is working to change the situation so that parents are more involved with their baby's care in what they're calling a "family integrated care system." The system trains parents to care for their preemies so that in a matter of weeks, will be pros at handling everyday care such as temperature taking, feeding, and even inserting nasogastric feeding tubes, according to the BBC.

While some may worry about the dangers of placing this sensitive care in the hands of parents, the nurses and medical staff ensure that the parents receive thorough training and are watched carefully until they do everything just right. Dr. Liz McKechnie, a neonatologist at St. James's University Hospital in Leeds, told the BBC that the family integrated care system was not created to cut costs for the hospital and that no one has been laid off. On the contrary, nurses are spending more time training the parents than they would have caring for the babies themselves, but so far, the results have been worth it.
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Breastfeed rates have increased, long-term development of the babies is improving, and families are bringing their preemies home from the hospital much sooner, simply by placing the parents "at the very center of the team caring for the baby," McKechnie told the BBC. "It is not rocket science, it is such a straightforward thing to do, to allow parents to look after their babies."


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While this family integrated care system may seem new and innovative, the idea was actually sparked in the 1970s at a hospital in the Soviet Union. Facing an influx of premature babies and not enough nurses to care for them, the hospital began giving parents a greater role in NICU purely out of necessity, only to find that the babies were thriving from regular "skin to skin" contact with their mothers, according to the BBC. Thirty years later, other hospitals around the world are beginning to adopt the system, which has already been implemented in countries such as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

"The fact is that families are going home more confident and more able to care for their babies, and that means a lot," McKechnie said. "Nobody wants to stop it; it is definitely here to stay. Everybody can see the benefits of it."

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