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Neonatal Skin: Bacterial Colonization, Disinfection and Antimicrobial Bathing

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Overview / Abstract:

Learning Objectives:
Introduce the concept of the skin microbiome, and what is known about adults, children and neonatal skin microbiome.
Discuss use of skin disinfectants in the NICU in terms of efficacy, toxicity and skin irritation.
Review studies related to bathing the newborn with antimicrobial solutions and identify the pros and cons of this practice.


May 27, 2018


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Pharmacy CPE, Physician CME





Credits / Hours

1.25 hours, Rx=.25



Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Carolyn Lund MSN, RN, FAAN
Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist and ECMO Coordinator
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
Oakland, California
Associate Clinical Professor, School of Nursing
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Pharmacology, Perinatology, Pediatrics, OB/GYN / Women's Health, Dermatology

Keywords / Search Terms

Contemporary Forums Online NICU, skin, irritation, preterm, infant, antimicrobial, disinfectants, toxicity

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