Please describe how your project has been successful and how that success is measured
Success is measured by statistics collected three months before the project and monthly, once the project begins. The data include the number of total deliveries, the number of preterm and low birth weight, neonatal mortality, length of visits hospital stay to outpatient and home visits, neonatal infection, breastfeeding, measurements on growth charts from the WHO. Satisfaction of nurses in the community, and parents will be surveyed. Success will be seen by decreasing mortality.
How we will determine the proposed results.
Employee project will collect data for the three months before starting the project on births, deaths and neonatal complications. Secretary of project review and compare birth and then monthly statistics on births (including gestational age and weight) and neonatal mortality. Clinical records were reviewed for information on birth weight, discharge weight, length of stay, infectious complications or other and if the kangaroo mother care and conventional has been used. Be reviewed in the outpatient and home with information on weight, survival and complications. To collect the surveys completed by staff, parents and community nurses. These figures are used to make the case in its expansion to other hospitals.
How will be monitored and evaluated
Under the supervision of project coordinator, Dr.. Mercedes Viteri and his team at the Medical Women International Association, an employee is responsible for collecting and collating the information in paragraph.
These data will be reviewed on a monthly basis and compared with data from the three months prior to the initiation of KMC. Problems are reviewed monthly and find solutions to improve the delivery of KMC. Data will be collected for submission to the Government to continue its enlargement.
Why wait for success
Neonatal care in Ecuador is in crisis due to lack of technical and human resources. Kangaroo Mother Care is a simple and effective method to save the lives of weight properly identified at birth and preterm infants. The checklist of newborns appropriate for KMC is easy to use. The technique of 24 hours between mother and baby skin to skin is easily understood by staff and parents. Once feeding is established, the transition from hospital to home with appropriate follow-up community is achieved after short hospital stays. This saves money and the distances of the newborn from the possibility of infection, malnutrition and hypothermia occurs with inadequate incubator care in neonatal units. Supervision will be by dedicated members of the International Medical Women's Association that are already present and working in these hospitals.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Task 1: Determine physical space and personnel selection
Task 2 To train health staff and family involved
Task 3: Develop a communication plan and education
Determine physical space and personnel selection
To train health staff and family involved
Develop a communication plan and education
Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Task 1: Improved quality of care for newborns
Task 2 Greater engagement and involvement of parents and family
Task 3: Personal sensitized and committed to the strategy
Improved quality of care for newborns
Greater engagement and involvement of parents and family
Personal sensitized and committed to the strategy
How will your project evolve over the next three years?
The initiative plans to extend the proposal to other hospitals around the country, taking into account the positive response from them.