Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of evidence-based teaching guideline and patient outcomes.
Design: Descriptive evaluation study with two data collection points.
Sample: A convenience sample of 48 new mothers.
Main outcome variable: Mothers’ knowledge and practice of safe sleep behaviors for their newborn.
Results: The findings of this evaluation study demonstrate that this unit-based teaching program was effective in impacting mothers’ knowledge about and practice of safe sleep for the newborn following discharge from the postpartum unit.
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