Date of Award/Publication

Spring 4-22-2015

Document Type


Degree Name

M.S. in Advanced Practice Nursing

First Supervisor

Christine Nelson-Tuttle

Second Supervisor

Colleen Donegan


This article describes the development and evaluation of a skin-to-skin in the operating room protocol. A protocol would standardize the practice of skin-to-skin in the operating room and provide a resource for the team members involved to use. The protocol evaluation and feedback was obtained from several members of the health care team, including an obstetrician, an anesthesiologist, a pediatrician, a pediatric nurse practitioner, and nurses who work as a labor nurses, baby delivery nurses, and/or lactation nurses.

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Nursing Commons