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Assessment of Immediate Care of Newborn at the Time of Birth and Neonatal Outcomes

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 11)

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Page : 1371-1375

Keywords : Immediate care; newborn; neonatal outcomes;

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The first hour after birth has a major influence in the survival future health and wellbeing of newly born infant. All newborns need closed observation and care immediate after delivery to minimize the risk of illness and maximize their growth and development. The aim of this study was to assess immediate care of newborn at the time of birth and neonatal outcomes. Non experimental descriptive research design was used at delivery room and postnatal ward of civil Hospital at Ambala, Haryana. In delivery room, newborns were chosen by non-probability-total enumeration sampling technique. Data was collected through observational checklist for Immediate care of newborn, record sheet for physiological parameters and observational checklist for breastfeeding pattern, data was entered and analyzed by using SPSS, Descriptive and inferential statistics, correlation and graphs were used to illustrate the results. The findings of study revealed that, The highest mean percentage score was found in areas-Administration of vitamin k ( 86.67%) followed by cord care (83.33%) and immediately dry the newborn (72.92%) and the highest care deficit areas are assess the newborn?s breathing, eye care, skin-to-skin contact and identity label. Half of the newborns had mild hypothermia and the mean score of breastfeeding pattern of newborn was (8.17). This observational assessment concluded that immediate cares of newborn which was received by newborns are below WHO guidelines. Immediate care of newborn and neonatal outcomes will require a multifaceted approach for their better survival.

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