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The Pro's of Umbilical Cord Care (Triple Dye & alcohol)
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The Pros of Umbilical Cord Care Using Triple Dye and Alcohol Regimen Name Course Tutor’s Name Date Abstract Every year, about 500, 000 infants die of neonatal infections, most of which result from bacterial infections on the umbilical cord. Before introduction of aseptic techniques, infections of the umbilical cord were even worse and were the major cause of neonatal death.
Some of the methods were unsterile ad resulted in serious infections such as neonatal tetanus. Current umbilical care practices vary across different regions but have limited neonatal complications. Triple dye plus alcohol is one of the modern umbilical care treatments with several pros. The Pros of Umbilical Cord Care Using Triple Dye and Alcohol Regimen The kind of neonatal care given to newborn babies has great impact on the baby. Umbilical treatments aim at preventing infections during the cord separation. Umbilical cord is the cord that connects the baby with the placenta. It is mainly made up of blood vessels and acts as the connection between the mother and the foetus. After birth, the cord separates from the placenta, the cord stump dries and eventually falls, and the wound heals eventually. During the cord separation process, substances may collect and accumulate at the point of connection leading to infections. The cord takes about 5-15 days to separate. The umbilical stump provides a possible entry for bacteria. Therefore, there is need for use of appropriate treatment to aid the separation process, drying, and healing of the wound without infections. ...
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