Dr Dumas presents the differences between kangaroo and skin-to-skin care practices at birth and what is meant by evidence. She then explains the exhaustive evidence that is available for two Baby-friendly Steps: step 4 on skin-to-skin and step 7 on mother- infant togetherness. Presenting how these techniques are realized in Canada and in Sweden, she will prompt participants to reflect on their own clinical practice to ensure a safe transition for both mother and baby at vaginal birth and at caesarean section and also how to explain these important facts to parents.
- Louise Dumas
- 1 L CERP / 1 Pre-IBLCE exam hour
- Access period:
- One week
- Lecture recorded for Health e-Learning
Louise is an honorary professor-researcher in Nursing Sciences, at the Universite du Quebec en Outaouais (Western Quebec). She has a master’s degree in Nursing Sciences from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, a doctoral degree in Interdisciplinary Education from the Universite du Quebec in Montreal, and a post-doctoral degree in Reproductive and Perinatal Medical Sciences from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. She is very active at the international level, working as a consultant with the development and dissemination of BFHI tools, such as the Competency Verification Toolkit which was published in 2020 with WHO and UNICEF.