Free State Health holds Kangaroo Mother Care workshop for all EMS (Emergency Medical Services) officials, public and private
20 Apr 2012What: Provincial KMC (Kangaroo Mother Care) Inter-facility workshop
When: Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 09h00 to 14h00
Where: CJ Nel Lecture Hall, Universitas Tertiary Hospital
Who: Vanessa Booysen, Principal Neonatal Nursing Specialist, from the Maternal and Child Health Unit (MCH), Free State Department of Health, will present the workshop to all EMS staff in the province, private as well as government companies.
Why: Premature infants are extremely vulnerable. They become unstable when transported. Presently these tiny babies are transported over vast distances and long hours of traveling in Transport incubators.
This is not the most suitable mode of transport for these infants as they become hypothermic, which cause complications.
In addition, their brains are extremely vulnerable; and the bumpy roads may cause brain bleeds. Therefor all infants must be transported skin to skin on the mothers chest, or family member or ems staff member. This workshop will teach the EMS Staff how to implement Inter-facility Transport safely.
RSVP: before 23 April 2012 only via email to Gela van Heerden: email@example.com
Tel: 051 408 1824
Cell: 082 461 3113
For enquiries concerning the technical details and advantages of skin-to-skin contact and KMC (Kangaroo Mother Care) for premature babies and their parents, please contact Vanessa Booysen at 082 820 2215.
Issued by: Free State Health
20 Apr 2012
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