Care approach in newborns diagnosed with or suspected of Covid-19

Covid-19 and newborn

Authors

  • Sumeyra Damsarsan Lokman Hekim University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Midwifery
  • Besey Oren Health Science University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6770117

Keywords:

Covid-19, Pandemic, Newborn Care

Abstract

As the Covid-19 virus affects every age group, it has started to affect children and even babies day by day. The incidence of this virus in newborns has increased. However, there is no definite information about the diagnosis, treatment and care of the disease yet. Although there is no definite information about the transmission of the virus from the mother to the fetus; It is important to carry out a multidisciplinary approach from the planning of the birth to the follow-up and isolation process of the newborn. The newborn should be observed closely, and if necessary, the treatment should be started by separating them from the mother. In addition to these, information and guidance about giving breast milk, which is the right of every baby, should be done meticulously. If possible, the mother should breastfeed by wearing a surgical mask and maintaining hand hygiene. At the time of discharge, first of all, the mother/family should be educated in an understandable way. He can be discharged after necessary information.

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Published

2022-06-29

How to Cite

Damsarsan, S., & Oren, B. (2022). Care approach in newborns diagnosed with or suspected of Covid-19: Covid-19 and newborn. Journal of Social and Analytical Health, 2(2), 155–160. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6770117