March of Dimes services in the NICU
NICU Family Support® Program
The NICU Family Support® program offers information and comfort to families during the NICU hospitalization of their newborn, during the transition home, and in the event of a newborn death. It also provides professional education for NICU staff; and promotes neonatal family centered care in NICUs. NICU Family Support is present in more than 120 hospitals across the country and touches more than 90,000 families each year.
Select print materials from our program are also available for purchase from the March of Dimes Product Catalog
Family-Centered Care Training Workshops for NICU Staff
Our workshops are created specifically to provide hospital staff with education and tools to support neonatal staff around Family-Centered Care practices. Workshops are led by experienced trainers in Neonatal Family-Centered Care. March of Dimes Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
- Communication in the NICU
- Coping with bereavement
- Best practices to improve Skin to Skin care
- Preventing staff burnout
- Supporting Shorter Stay families
- Working with families in crisis
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Show families and staff that you actively promote skin to skin! This downloadable, printable template can be used at baby’s bedside or other places on the Unit to encourage families to kangaroo. For more resources to help families engage with their baby, contact firstname.lastname@example.org about March of Dimes NICU Family Support® products and services.