Every Change Matters: A Guide to Developmental Diapering Care was developed in 2016 by the Huggies Nursing Advisory Council, a Kimberly Clark-sponsored consulting group that brings together expert perspectives in neonatal and perinatal nursing and education, occupational therapy, and the NICU parent experience. The Nurse Education Program is a modular, computer-based educational tool that operationalizes the five developmental diapering focus areas of Every Change Matters – Calm & Clean, Change & Check, Comfort, Champion Sleep, and Confidence & Closeness – for implementation into clinical practice and parent education. The program includes tips for both pre-term and full-term newborns.
"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," says Huggies Nursing Advisory Council member Sharon Dore, RN, BScN, M Ed, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, McMaster University. "By advancing diapering knowledge and strategies to use in practice and when engaging with parents, we are helping to support positive infant development and parental bonding."
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," says Aric Melzl, general manager, Huggies Healthcare at Kimberly-Clark. "The program has enabled us to take Every Change Matters to the next level by offering an engaging and useful resource for nurses that will provide them with important developmental diapering knowledge that can be applied in their clinical practice."