First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Emily CaseyFollow

Title of Poster or Paper

Newborn Jaundice

Mentor/s

Dr. Susan Goncalves Professor Chlebowski

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

Newborn Jaundice

Davis & Henley College of Nursing, Sacred Heart University - Fairfield, CT

Emily Casey, SN CON Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Goncalves, DNP, MS, RN-BC

Abstract

Education is a key component to achieving quality patient outcomes for patients and avoidance of preventable complications and adverse events, including medication. The presentation titled “Newborn Jaundice supports registered nurse’s patient education efforts with the goal of increasing awareness about the signs and symptoms of jaundice and how it can be treated. This project was developed following participation in an undergraduate nursing preceptorship on the mother/baby unit at Greenwich Hospital. While present on the unit, my partner and I became aware that a majority of the newborns on the unit were diagnosed with jaundice within the first 48 hours of life. The parents on the unit did not seem to be aware of what jaundice was. We decided to create an educational tool that would allow parents to gain knowledge about the condition and feel comfortable with the plan of treatment for the newborn. Early recognition of jaundice can prevent complications from developing such as kernicterus (brain swelling), deafness, and cerebral palsy. Therefore, providing education on newborn jaundice is essential. The education provided should be culturally sensitive, developmentally appropriate, and presented in a language that is easy to understand. The nurses should also focus on addressing the physical and emotional needs of the patient. Nurses are the primary healthcare providers with patients 24/7 and assume leading roles in patient education. Efforts to enhance and support the education provided to patients will create a comfortable environment for the patient while developing a trustful relationship.

College and Major available

Nursing BSN

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Transitions Into Professional Nursing NU-395 Dr. Goncavles and Professor Chlebowski

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2020 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2020 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Emily Casey

Nursing

Honors

2020

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Newborn Jaundice

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Newborn Jaundice

Davis & Henley College of Nursing, Sacred Heart University - Fairfield, CT

Emily Casey, SN CON Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Goncalves, DNP, MS, RN-BC

Abstract

Education is a key component to achieving quality patient outcomes for patients and avoidance of preventable complications and adverse events, including medication. The presentation titled “Newborn Jaundice supports registered nurse’s patient education efforts with the goal of increasing awareness about the signs and symptoms of jaundice and how it can be treated. This project was developed following participation in an undergraduate nursing preceptorship on the mother/baby unit at Greenwich Hospital. While present on the unit, my partner and I became aware that a majority of the newborns on the unit were diagnosed with jaundice within the first 48 hours of life. The parents on the unit did not seem to be aware of what jaundice was. We decided to create an educational tool that would allow parents to gain knowledge about the condition and feel comfortable with the plan of treatment for the newborn. Early recognition of jaundice can prevent complications from developing such as kernicterus (brain swelling), deafness, and cerebral palsy. Therefore, providing education on newborn jaundice is essential. The education provided should be culturally sensitive, developmentally appropriate, and presented in a language that is easy to understand. The nurses should also focus on addressing the physical and emotional needs of the patient. Nurses are the primary healthcare providers with patients 24/7 and assume leading roles in patient education. Efforts to enhance and support the education provided to patients will create a comfortable environment for the patient while developing a trustful relationship.