PRIMI 3rd INTERVENTION
Based on data from RSUD Dr. Soetomo, in January 2019, there were 73 births in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). A total of 42 births were premature births and it was the highest case in the NICU RSUD Dr. Soetomo. Many of the NICU graduates' parents of premature baby returned to Dr. Seotomo because their children experience complaints of growth and development.
CIMSA UNAIR considers that the care and monitoring given to premature babies is very important. Parents of NICU graduate with premature babies need to be provided with knowledge and skills. Thus, we formed a local community development, namely Parents with Premature Infants (PRIMI).
The purpose of holding PRIMI is to increase awareness and knowledge about premature babies from not only the community of parents of premature baby who graduated from the NICU RSUD Dr. Soetomo, but also members of CIMSA UNAIR themselves. We have a special goal to be able to form a community that understands and cares about premature babies. We hope that the parents who participate in a series of events from PRIMI will later become cadres who are able to educate premature babies.
PRIMI has four series of events which held online through video conferences. The series of events began with the Member Upgrading session which was held on September 10th, 2020. Followed by bonding with parents of premature baby which was held on September 12th, 2020. Furthermore, 2nd Intervention was held on September 26th, 2020 and 3rd Intervention on October 25th, 2020.
3rd Intervention talked about the topic of growth and development of premature baby brought by dr. Mira Irmawati, Sp.A (K). The speaker provided information on various things about growth and development, including monitoring child development by parents with the MCH book guide. Parents need to optimize the use of the MCH handbook to monitor children's development and ensure that all points are ticked off. If there are points that have not been checked out, parents need to immediately consult a doctor or midwife.
After the material is finished, the speaker played a video on how to measure baby’s head circumference, weight, and height correctly and precisely. Participants were given the opportunity to ask questions and consult to the presenting doctor. Some parents asked several things such as whether physiotherapy was needed for their children who were not able to walk well and also how to provide good and sufficient stimulation for the growth of their children.
After the question and answer session was over, we gave a certificate to the speaker for the material provided and also announced the winners for the healthy food menu photo challenge given in the previous intervention. At the end of the event, the PRIMI Project Officer explained about PRIMI cadres for the following year. We hope that parents who participate in PRIMI this year are willing to become cadres who will be trained further.