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SILVA, Juliana Rodrigues da; THOME, Célia Regina  y  ABREU, Renata Mathias de. Kangaroo mother method in hospitals / public maternity in Salvador and performance of health professionals in the second stage of the method. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2011, vol.13, n.3, pp.522-533. ISSN 1982-0216.

PURPOSE:to investigate how many public hospitals and maternity hospitals in Salvador use the Kangaroo Mother Method, who are the professionals inserted in the team, and to characterize the acting of the health professionals who are inserted in the second stage of the method. METHOD: a descriptive quantitative study, in which the persons in charge for the neonatology sector and the health professionals inserted in the second stage of the method took part, answering the questionnaires. The obtained data were analyzed through descriptive statistics where simple frequencies were calculated. RESULTS: four of the seven public institutions of Salvador use the method. All the investigated institutions carry out three preconized stages, in two of them the professional picture has at least an active one of each specialty recommended by the Health Ministry, however reduced number shows up of speech language therapist in the service. Among the principal actions of the health professionals inserted in the second stage are the incentive for a Kangoroo positioning and exclusive breastfeeding and guidance to mothers in caring for the baby. CONCLUSIONS: it is proven that the recommendation of the Health Ministry that the method is implanted in the units medical-care integrant of the Sistema Único de Saúde are not yet a reality in all public Hospitals / Maternity Units of Salvador, however we evidenced  a professional team in compliance with the recommendation in two of the searched institutions and the performance of the interviewed professionals is incorporated in the field of transdisciplinarity.

Palabras clave : Hospitals; Hospitals, Maternity; Neonatology.

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