Publications:

Papers:
Kostandy, R. R., Anderson, G. C., & Good, M. (2013). Skin-to-Skin contact diminishes pain from hepatitis B vaccine injection in healthy fullterm neonates. Neonatal Network, 32 (4), 274-280.

Kostandy, R. R., Ludington-Hoe, S.M., Cong, X., Abouelfettoh, A., Bronson, C., Stankus, A., & Jarrell, J. R. (2008). Kangaroo care (skin contact) reduces crying response to pain in preterm neonates: Pilot results. Pain Management Nursing, 9(2), 55-65.

Kostandy, R. R. (2010).  Report of research presented at STTI. The Delta Report, Fall 9-10.


Presentations:
Kostandy, R. R. Skin-to-Skin contact effect on cry time in preterm  and      
full-term neonates: A report of two studies. Sigma Theta Tau International¿s 21st International Nursing Research Congress, Orlando, Fl. July 12-16, 2010.        

Kostandy, R. R. Kangaroo care effects on behavioral state during and after an injection in full- term newborns. 7th National Advanced Practice Neonatal Nurses Conference, San Francisco, CA. Mar. 17-20, 2010.

Kostandy, R. R. & Ludington-Hoe, S. M. Kangaroo Care (Skin Contact) reduces crying response to pain in preterm infants. The 7th International Workshop of the International Network of Kangaroo Mother Care, Uppsala, Sweden. Oct.8-11, 2008.

Kostandy, R. R. Kangaroo care effects on injection pain in healthy full-term infants. National Association of Neonatal Nurses 22nd annual conference, Nashville, TN. November 8-11, 2006.

Kostandy, R. R.Effects of kangaroo care on pain from hepatitis B vaccine injection in healthy full-term neonates. MacDonald Women¿s Hospital and Rainbow Babies & Children¿s Hospital 2nd Annual Women¿s & Children¿s Health Care Conference, Cleveland, OH. May 5, 2006.


Accepted:

Kostandy, R. R. Kangaroo care effects on three painful procedures in a healthy full term newborn: A case study. The world Congress of Pain Clinicians, Garanda, Spain. June 27-30, 2012.

Invited Papers Presented:

Kostandy, R. R. Kangaroo care and pain in neonates. Summa Health System Women¿s Health Seminar. Akron, OH. October 13, 2009.

Kostandy, R. R. Effects of kangaroo care on injection pain in healthy full-term neonates. MacDonald Women¿s Hospital Nurses meeting, Cleveland, OH. June 23, 2005.


POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

Kostandy, R. R. Skin-to-Skin care effects on three painful procedures in a healthy full-term newborn: A case study. 13th National Neonatal Nurses Conference. Las Vegas, NV. Poster. Sept. 8-11, 2013.

Kostandy, R. R. Kangaroo care in neonates: Effects on pain from Hepatitis B vaccine injection, the 6th International Workshop of the International Network of Kangaroo Mother Care, Cleveland, OH. Poster. October 11-15, 2006.

Kostandy, R. R. & Anderson, G. C. Kangaroo care in neonates: Effects on pain from hepatitis B vaccine injection. 1st Annual Case Western Reserve University Research Show Case, Cleveland, OH. Poster. April 1, 2003.

Kostandy, R. R. & Anderson, G. C.Kangaroo (Skin-to-Skin) care (KC) in healthy full-term neonates: Effect on pain from hepatitis B vaccine injection. Midwest Nursing Research Society, Cleveland, OH. Poster. March, 2001.

Accepted:

Kostandy, R. R. Effects of Kangaroo Care on Injection Pain. The 2nd Congress of the European Academy of Pediatrics, Nice, France. Poster. Oct 24-28, 2008.

Invited Presentations:

Kostandy, R. R. & Anderson, G. C. Kangaroo (Skin-to-Skin) care (KC) in healthy full-term neonates: Effect on pain from hepatitis B vaccine injection. American Nurses Association, Philadelphia, PA. Poster. June 28-July 2, 2002.