Early Introduction of Peanut Protein

Published: 10-04-2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/57mptw7vsr.1
Melanie Pitts


The QI project objective was to increase the recommendation of new guidelines by providers during routine infant care and evaluate caregiver acceptance of early peanut protein introduction. Following provider educational sessions in 4 clinical sites providers and caregivers were questioned about instruction on the introduction of peanut protein. Pre and post educational intervention data were collected from providers using chart audit and caregivers’ report through the modified Promoting Healthy Development Survey (PHDS). The educational intervention was effective in increasing provider knowledge (p<.05), providers’ dissemination of knowledge to caregivers through provider report (p<.001) and caregiver report (p <.05).