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Healthcare Professionals Invited to Free Workshops On Skin-to-Skin Newborn Care

New Britain [April 06 2009] - The Hospital of Central Connecticut will host a series of workshops for healthcare professionals on Kangaroo Care (skin-to-skin) beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 7 at the New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St., New Britain.

Workshops will cover the uses and benefits of Kangaroo Care, a technique involving skin-to-skin contact between infants and their parents. Presenter Susan M. Ludington, Ph.D., C.N.M., FAAN, is the Carl W. and Margaret Davis Walter Professor of Pediatric Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland. She has done extensive research on the benefits of Kangaroo Care for pre-term and term infants and is the author of two books, “Kangaroo Care: The Best You Can Do for Your Preterm Infant” and “How to Have a Smarter Baby.”

Three, 30-minute workshops will be offered; participants may attend any or all workshops. Healthcare professionals involved in newborn care at The Hospital of Central Connecticut and from around the region are invited. Please call (860) 224-5695 for more information and to register. Space is limited. Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Nancy Martin, 860-224-5900, ext. 4366

HCC Corporate Communications
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