Fukutomi Rika

Faculty & Position:Child Health Nursing  assistant professor
Last Updated: Sep. 09, 2019 at 11:52

Researcher Profile & Settings


  • 修士(看護学)(聖路加国際大学)

Research Activities

Published Papers

  • Progress Report on Child‐ and Family‐Centered Care Workshops in 2013‐2017
    福冨理佳, 西垣佳織, 沢口恵, 三森寧子, 山本光映, 小林京子
    聖路加国際大学紀要 5 111‐115 Mar. 2019
  • Coaching facilitators for Early Essential Newborn Care with the World Health Organization Collaboration Project
    Journal of Japan Academy of Midwifery 2019


    The aim of this study was to describe evaluation of the Early Essential Newborn Care (EENC) seminar with regard to: 1) hand washing technique, 2) knowledge test, and 3) practical skills in childbirth and neonatal care before and after teaching facilitators to coach midwives and nurses in developing countries.


    The four-day EENC seminar was held in October 2016. We invited 2 instructors from the World Health Organization/Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO WPRO) to coach healthcare workers became a leader in the future, and practiced EENC at own facilities in developing countries and Japanese healthcare workers who would be working in developing countries. The main program contents were the evaluation of care techniques: hand washing technique, pre-post test of knowledge on EENC, practical skills of childbirth, neonatal care, and resuscitation.


    There were 18 participants (5 in developing countries, 13 in Japan) and 15 participated in both pre-test and post-test. Pre-/post-evaluation of hand washing technique indicated decreased contamination at post-test. The mean knowledge test scores increased from about 60% at the pre-test to over 90% at the post-test. During the skill practice, participants were separated into 3 groups, 6 participants each, and repeatedly carried out the skills in role plays. As for performance, all participants scored more than 90% at the post-test.


    After the seminar, hand washing techniques improved, and the knowledge and performance scores became over 90%. Because the knowledge and skills gained in short-term education may diminish over time, it is important to devise a plan that ensures the continuation of training facilitators in each targeted developing country and longitudinal follow-up.

    We need to consider practicing EENC seminar and developing adequate number of facilitators so that they can provide coaching in their own countries and longitudinal follow-up.

  • Conclusions from an Early Essential Newborn Care Seminar Held at a Health Facility in Tanzania
    福冨 理佳, 五十嵐 由美子, 新福 洋子, 片岡 弥恵子, 堀内 成子
    聖路加国際大学紀要 = Bulletin of St. Luke's International University 4 58-62 Mar. 2018
  • Early Essential Newborn Careのタンザニアへの展開
    新福 洋子, 福冨 理佳, 五十嵐 由美子, 山本 詩子, 片岡 弥恵子, 堀内 成子
    日本助産学会誌 31(3) 357-357 Feb. 2018

Conference Activities & Talks

  • The Twelve Weeks Process After Introducing Early Essential Newborn Care (EENC) and Practical Behavior Changes of Midwives in Tanzania
    Rika Fukutomi, Yaeko Kataoka, Sebalda Leshabari
    The 6th quadrennial general meeting and the 13th scientific conference of the East, Central and Southern Africa College of Nursing (ECSACON) Sep. 2018

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