Neonatal nurse skills and Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) training: One year post-training evaluation

Novia Nuraini, Hadi Pratomo, Ella Nurlaela Hadi, Tri Noviati, Ellen Sianipar

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Perinasia's Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) training could improve the competence of health officers' knowledge and skills. Both trying the module and evaluating its results are important. Aim: This study aimed to assess the skills of neonatal nurses one year after KMC training in the Pasar Rebo District General Hospital. Method: A qualitative approach that included in-depth interviews, group discussions, and observations of the neonatal nurses’ skills in KMC was implemented. Thematic analysis was performed. Results: A year after follow-up, there was neither KMC training nor a clear policy. It was mentioned that there was a standard operating procedure (SOP) of KMC and routine transfer of health personnel. However, there were no KMC IEC materials or free KMC gowns to support the training. Conclusion: The development of KMC services in the hospital not only provided training for health personnel but also required continuation, a clear policy, a SOP, and education support materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neonatal Nursing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Kangaroo Mother Care
  • Neonatal nurse
  • Training evaluation


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