Event Title

Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping Relating to Anemia in the Preterm Neonate

Presenter Information

Sarah Michel, Nursing

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Sandra Van Gundy

Location

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

Presentation Type

Event

Start Date

5-3-2018 4:00 PM

End Date

5-3-2018 5:00 PM

Abstract

The effects of delayed umbilical cord clamping versus early umbilical cord clamping and the outcomes in relation to preterm infant anemia were studied. These practices were examined through a review of literature on studies assessing delayed cord clamping and hemoglobin and hematocrit levels. The practice of delayed umbilical cord clamping has been adopted in many areas because it is low cost and has the potential to benefit many infants in circumstances not only related to anemia but also to temperature regulation and blood pressure. One hospital that conducted a delayed cord clamping study ended up making the practice change to require all OBGYN doctors to practice the intervention of delayed cord clamping in the clinical setting. In all of the studies examined, there was a positive hematological effect on preterm infants specifically speaking to the lower incidences of anemia in the infants with delayed umbilical cord clamping.

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Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping Relating to Anemia in the Preterm Neonate

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

The effects of delayed umbilical cord clamping versus early umbilical cord clamping and the outcomes in relation to preterm infant anemia were studied. These practices were examined through a review of literature on studies assessing delayed cord clamping and hemoglobin and hematocrit levels. The practice of delayed umbilical cord clamping has been adopted in many areas because it is low cost and has the potential to benefit many infants in circumstances not only related to anemia but also to temperature regulation and blood pressure. One hospital that conducted a delayed cord clamping study ended up making the practice change to require all OBGYN doctors to practice the intervention of delayed cord clamping in the clinical setting. In all of the studies examined, there was a positive hematological effect on preterm infants specifically speaking to the lower incidences of anemia in the infants with delayed umbilical cord clamping.