Kathi Randall, RN, MSN, CNS, NNP-BC
The NeuroNICU Trend and Expanding Roles for EVERY Bedside Care Provider
Many say that the brain is the last frontier of neonatal care and to support this belief Neuro-Intensive Care Nurseries or NeuroNICU's are popping up all over the globe.
Since the definition of a NeuroNICU is not well-defined, each hospital capitalizes on their local expertise and specific interests to develop their plan for creating a NeuroNICU program.
For the last 5 years, Kathi Randall has been traveling the globe supporting NICUs who have an interest in creating a NeuroNICU program and increasing their use of brain monitoring and neuro-protective care at the bedside. Through this experience, Kathi has developed a framework for other NICUs to follow, and has created the "4 Pillars of NeuroNICU Care".
Within each of these 4 pillars there are opportunities to observe, evaluate, initiate, or improve existing practices in the NICU that may affect the developing brain. And this creates opportunities for every member of the care team (including parents) to take their NICU to the next level.
In this one-hour webinar, Kathi will share the 4 Pillars of NeuroNICU Care, provide examples of projects that can be implemented, and share some exemplary case examples from her travels to other NICUs around the world.
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.