Implementing a Quiet Time Intervention in a Labor-Delivery-RecoveryPostpartum Unit
by Renece Waller-Wise, MSN, RNC-OB, CNS, CLC, CNL, LCCE, FACCE, and Brenda L. Maddox, MSN/Ed, RNC-OB, C-EFM, SANE-A
Abstract: The investigators conducted a study to determine if instituting an afternoon quiet time would improve patient satisfaction and breastfeeding success, promote rest, and improve infant parent bonding at a community hospital in the southeastern United States. During established follow-up phone calls to postpartum patients, the investigators posed a series of questions designed to identify patients’ experiences specific to the rest they receive, their breastfeeding experiences, and bonding opportunities, before and after instituting a 2-hour quiet time on the unit.
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