Huggies® Nursing Advisory Council Launches New Education Program to Equip Nurses with Developmental Diapering Knowledge and Skills to Use in Practice
Every Change Matters™: A Guide to Developmental Diapering Care was developed in 2016 by the
"This easy-to-use, interactive program was designed for both audio and visual learners by utilizing a variety of educational methods including video, illustrations of key points, and knowledge surveys that provide immediate feedback to the participant," said
The Every Change Matters™ Nurse Education Program is available online at HuggiesHealthcare.com. Health care professionals can download the education program and launch directly from their desktop or upload to their hospital's Learning Management System (LMS).
"Huggies recognizes that being a nurse can be demanding on many levels, which is why we offer educational resources and clinical insights - such as the Every Change Matters™ Nurse Education Program - to support nurses in their critical mission to help babies thrive," said
Members of the
Sharon Dore, RN, BScN, M Ed, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
- Media Esser, NNP-BC, APNP, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner,
Children's Hospitalof Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Felicia Fitzgerald, BSN, RN, RNC-OB, Perinatal Outreach Educator, Chicago, Illinois Kelli Kelley, Founder & Executive Director, Hand to Hold, Austin, Texas Joanne Kuller, RN, MS, Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Oakland, California Sue Ludwig, OTR/L, CNT, Founder & President, National Association of Neonatal Therapists, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Debianne Peterman, PhD,
MSN, RNC-NIC, NE-BC, Vice President, Clinical Education and Development, TriStar Health, Brentwood, Tennessee
About Every Change Matters™
The average child has more than 10,000 diaper changes in their lifetime. These diaper changes are more than an opportunity for a clean and dry diaper—they provide a chance to integrate developmental care along with infant skin care to help infants thrive. Every Change Matters™: A Guide to Developmental Diapering Care helps nurses and other healthcare professionals to integrate, model, and educate parents and other caregivers about the importance of developmental care in addition to skin care in diapering. It was developed by the Huggies® Nursing Advisory Council - a
Huggies has also partnered with AWHONN Healthy Mom&Baby to develop parent-facing education tools that outline the key developmental diapering practices of Every Change Matters™ in an applicable, accessible way for parents to easily understand and routinely use at home. These materials are intended for nurses to share with new parents, via this link.
About the Huggies Brand
Huggies believes deeply in the Power of Hugs. That's why every Huggies diaper and wipe is inspired by parents' hugs. For nearly 40 years, Huggies has been helping parents provide love, care and reassurance to help babies thrive. No Baby Unhugged is Huggies promise to ensure babies get the care they need to thrive - from innovative everyday products, growing hospital hugger programs and specially-designed products for the tiniest of babies, to diapers and wipes donations. Huggies is the fastest growing diaper brand in hospitals* and partners with NICU nurses to develop diapers and wipes that meet the specific needs of pre-term infants. For more information on Huggies No Baby Unhugged program visit the "Why Huggies?" page at Huggies.com.
*based on volume share growth
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