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Test 4: Practice of kangaroo mother care

  1. What is a kangaroo mother care policy?
    • An exam that enables nurses to be registered as KMC specialists.
    • Hospital regulations which force all mothers to give KMC.
    • A written statement which promotes KMC in a hospital.
    • Guidelines which explain how KMC should be practiced.
  2. Which women should know about kangaroo mother care?
    • All pregnant women.
    • Only women who are at high risk of delivering a preterm infant.
    • Only women who are booked to deliver in hospital.
    • Only primigravid women.
  3. Who often has the most influence on a woman who is deciding whether or not to give kangaroo care at home?
    • The paediatrician in charge of the nursery.
    • The nurse at the local clinic.
    • Her own mother.
    • Her neighbours.
  4. When should mothers first be told about kangaroo mother care?
    • From the start of antenatal care.
    • From 28 weeks when the fetus is viable.
    • During the last month of pregnancy.
    • As soon as the infant is born.
  5. What is a kangaroo mother care support group?
    • Specially trained nurses who help mothers give KMC.
    • Social workers who support mothers giving KMC at home.
    • A group of mothers who have themselves given KMC and are willing to help other mothers.
    • A community group who raise funds to build KMC wards in hospitals.
  6. How should the infant be kept in position during kangaroo mother care?
    • A special garment is needed.
    • A blanket is used to keep the infant on the mother’s back.
    • Usually the mother’s shirt or blouse is tucked into her belt or trousers.
    • By raising the head of the bed.
  7. Who should take the infant out of the incubator for kangaroo mother care?
    • Only the doctor.
    • The nurse.
    • Either the doctor or the nurse.
    • The mother.
  8. How should the infant be monitored during kangaroo mother care?
    • With an apnoea alarm.
    • A nurse must observe the infant while the mother is giving KMC.
    • Usually no monitoring is needed.
    • The infant’s temperature, breathing and heart rate must be recorded every 30 minutes.
  9. Which infants should not be given kangaroo mother care?
    • Infants in incubators.
    • Infants who are having recurrent apnoea.
    • Infants who are not breast feeding yet.
    • Infants who weight less than 1250 g.
  10. What special facilities are needed to give kangaroo mother care in the nursery?
    • An overhead radiant heater.
    • A comfortable chair.
    • A special side ward which is kept warm.
    • A bed.
  11. What feeds are usually given to low birth weight infants during kangaroo mother care?
    • Breast milk.
    • Clear feeds only (water or 5% dextrose).
    • Soya formula.
    • Preterm formula.
  12. What is a lodging ward?
    • A ward where mothers can stay during the last weeks of pregnancy.
    • A post natal ward.
    • A ward where mothers can stay to be near to their infants who are still in the nursery.
    • A ward where mothers and infants can stay together.
  13. What is a kangaroo care ward?
    • A special side room where mothers can give KMC while visiting their infants in the nursery.
    • A ward where mothers and infants can stay together day and night.
    • A nursery where infants in incubators can be given KMC.
    • An antenatal ward where mothers are taught about KMC.
  14. What facilities are needed for a kangaroo care ward?
    • Incubators and chairs.
    • Beds for the mothers and incubators for the infants.
    • Beds for the mothers and cots for the infants.
    • Beds for the mothers.
  15. What staff are needed for a kangaroo care ward?
    • Nurses to observe and feed the infants.
    • A nurse to supervise the mothers.
    • A doctor and nurses to treat clinical problems.
    • No staff are needed as the mothers can care from themselves and their infants.
  16. When can an infant be discharged home for kangaroo mother care?
    • When the infant weight reaches is 2000 g.
    • When the weight is 1800 g.
    • When the infant reaches term.
    • When the infant is feeding well and gaining weight.
  17. How expensive is it to run a kangaroo care ward?
    • Expensive as the staff salaries have to be paid and the equipment has to be bought.
    • Expensive as the mothers have to be fed.
    • Cheap as staff are not needed and the mothers go home at night.
    • Much cheaper than keeping infants in the nursery.
  18. What is ambulatory kangaroo mother care?
    • KMC that is given in the intensive care unit.
    • KMC that is given in an ambulance.
    • KMC that is given while the mother walks around, especially at home.
    • KMC that is given by the nursing staff.
  19. How often should infants, receiving kangaroo mother care at home, be brought to the clinic for a check up?
    • Twice a day for the first week.
    • It depends on the infant’s weight.
    • Once a week until the infant is 1800 g.
    • Only when the first immunisations should be given.
  20. Who can give kangaroo mother care during transport in an ambulance?
    • Only the ambulance personnel as they have been specially trained.
    • Only a nurse.
    • The mother.
    • Kangaroo care should not be used in an ambulance.