ERIC Number: ED306751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
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Managing Premature Infant Stress: Training Does Make a Difference?
Wyly, M. Virginia; And Others
The Nurse-Parent Training Project, developed in cooperation with Children's Hospital of Buffalo (New York), was designed to provide developmental supportive care for premature infants, and to reduce stress while optimizing neurobehavioral development. A program was conducted to train nurses working in neonatal intensive care nurseries, to enable them to recognize infant signs of stress and use appropriate interventions to promote infant stability. The training employed a stress and coping model to address infant, family, and staff stress. Sixteen nurses were trained, and observation of their subsequent clinical behaviors supported the efficacy of the training. Compared to 10 nurses on a training wait list and 10 nurses who did not wish to undergo training, trained nurses showed more caring behaviors during medical interventions and showed more effective supportive behaviors following medical interventions. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
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