starts shortly after birth and practices vary in different communities and culture but good cord care
practice is an important community based intervention to save and protect the lives of newborns.
The risk factors for neonatal tetanus are related to prenatal, natal and postnatal factors and include lack of proper antenatal care, lack of maternal immunization with TT, unhygienic delivery and cord care
Effectiveness of 4% chlorhexidine umbilical cord care
on neonatal mortality in Southern Province, Zambia (ZamCAT): a cluster-randomised controlled trial, Lancet Global Health, 2016, http://dx.
Corrected umbilical cord care
is important to prevent infections in neonatal period.
Perinatal events related to neonatal septicemia (n = 317) Features Babies with Babies without p sepsis (n = 167), sepsis (n = 150), n (%) n (%) Unhygienic cord care
12,14 Although many trials have been conducted for determining the best cord care
practices for prevention of omphalitis, but there are limited data on effective management of omphalitis.
Avoiding neonatal death: an intervention study of umbilical cord care
Many infection-related deaths could be avoided by ensuring a clean birth and cord care
as well as immediate, exclusive breast-feeding.
These beliefs relate to breast milk, breastfeeding, pacifier use, emesis, umbilical cord care
, and jaundice.
Third, recall bias might have occurred because mothers of neonates with NNT are likely to have a better recall of circumstances surrounding delivery and cord care
than control mothers.
The sheets will include an easy-to-read overview of the class discussion, covering everything from umbilical cord care
, to bathing and diapering a newborn to six-month-old.
Neonatal tetanus in developing countries is largely attributable to three risk factors: lack of maternal immunization with tetanus toxoid, unhygienic delivery, and unhygienic umbilical cord care
during the first week of life.
There are a wide variety of practices for cord care
at birth and until the separation of the stump.
A good pediatric home health nurse can weigh the infant; check for jaundice; and answer general questions related to skin care, cord care
, breast-feeding basics, etc.
For example, newborn bodysuits will offer a cutout for umbilical cord care