Adam Berkwitt, MD
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome:
Rethinking Our Approach
The traditional approach to caring for substance-exposed infants includes a NICU admission, extended separation for their families, and pharmacological strategies. The team at Yale-New Haven have developed another way that is centered around a baby's job description - to eat, to sleep and to be consoled. This strategy has been adopted in other units around the US with similar success and with incredible outcomes for infants, parents and care-givers.
Join us for an in-depth review of this new approach and be inspired to change the way you care for exposed infants and their families.
Bobbi Pineda PhD, OTR/L
Supporting and Enhancing NICU Sensory Experiences (SENSE)
The goal of the SENSE (Supporting and Enhancing NICU Sensory Experiences) intervention is to engage parents in consistently providing positive, developmentally appropriate sensory exposures to their high-risk infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) every day of hospitalization. The SENSE intervention includes specific doses and targeted timing (based on postmenstrual age, PMA) of evidence-based interventions such as skin-to-skin care, infant massage, auditory exposures, holding, and rocking. The guideline was developed with the intention of optimizing parent engagement, while maximizing daily positive sensory exposures to improve infant development and parent-infant interaction.
In this presentation, the specific guideline on auditory, tactile, vestibular, kinesthetic, olfactory and multi-modal stimulation for preterm infants in the NICU will be described. SENSE development and preliminary evidence will also be discussed.
Mary Coughlin MS, NNP, RNC-E
Creating and Sustaining Transformation:
Evidence-based Best Practice
Making change happen, and more importantly, making change stick seems straightforward on the surface. But, for anyone who has embarked on improvement work, there is nothing about the journey that is straightforward. In this webinar, participants will learn the techniques, the strategies, and the habits of improvers that result in measurable and sustainable transformation.