Nurse Currents: Neonatal Skin Care: Evidence-Based Update
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Program Date: July 2010
Continuing Education Units: Nurse 1.0 Contact Hour
 
This article is written by the leading nurse researcher on neonatal skin care. Newborn skin has properties that are important when providing skin care. Both full-term and premature newborns require careful consideration when providing such daily care practices as bathing, skin disinfection, umbilical cord care, adhesive and emollient use, and management of diaper dermatitis. Evidence-based care practices offer optimal approaches for neonatal skin care and have been shown to be practical in both the neonatal intensive care and wellbaby nursery settings, while improving the overall skin condition for all newborns.

Program Objectives:
* Identify the functions of newborn skin.

* Describe anatomic and physiologic variations in newborn skin.

* Identify nursing care practices that promote skin integrity.

Faculty Name: Carolyn Lund, MS, RN, FAAN

Title: Neonatal Clinical Specialist & ECMO Coordinator at Oakland Children's Hospital and Research Center in Oakland, California

Bio: Carolyn Lund is the leading nurse researcher on neonatal skin care. Carolyn has over 30 years experience as a neonatal nurse. Skin care is just one area of expertise in the care of neonates. Author of the AWHONN/NANN Neonatal Skin Care Guidelines.

Program Date: July 2010

Media Format(s): Print (English)

Continuing Education Units: Nurse 1.0 Contact Hour

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