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Newborn Safety in the Hospital

Simpson, Kathleen Rice PhD, RNC, FAAN

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: July/August 2015 - Volume 40 - Issue 4 - p 272
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000151
ONGOING COLUMNS: Perinatal Patient Safety

More focus is needed on the safety of newborns while in the care of their parents on the mother-baby unit to prevent babies from being accidently injured. Promotion of breastfeeding and maternal-newborn attachment should be in the context of newborn safety.

Kathleen Rice Simpson is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist in St. Louis, MO, and the Editor in Chief of MCN. Dr. Simpson can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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