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NICU Training Institute - Live Webinar Series

Join this live webinar series covering a new topic each month for four consecutive months starting in September 2017.

Host a group watch party for your team! 50 participants allowed per call-in line.
50 minute presentations, 10 minute Q&A.
1.25 nursing contact hours
1.5 patient experience credits
$199 each group or 4 webinars for the price of 3 $597.

Topics presented:

September 1 - 1:00 ET COMPLETED
Shorter Stays in the NICU: Impact and Implications for Care
provides insight into the emotional experience of the shorter-stay family, and includes surprising data on the average length of a NICU stay. Guidance will be offered on how to best support these families in preparation for taking care of their child at home.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify common diagnoses associated with shorter stay infants
  • Describe three common perceptions/experiences reported by shorter stay families in the NICU
  • Discuss at least three strategies to support shorter stay families

October 6 - 1:00 ET
Experiencing Loss in the NICU: Supporting Parents and Staff through Difficult Times
In this powerful session, participants will learn about the experience and needs of bereaved families and the emotional toll on staff. Strategies for helping parents move through this difficult period in the NICU and into the future will be shared.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe common characteristics of grief exhibited by parents in the NICU
  • Describe ways NICU staff can provide care and support to parents during a loss
  • Identify strategies for self-care related to the provision of bereavement services

November 3 - 1:00 ET
The Child with Medical Complexities: Designing a Better Path from Hospital to Home
This session shares best-practice strategies focused on discharge education, teaching tools, community resource guides and at-home support for the family facing a complex, chronic medical situation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the parent’s perspective as they begin the transition to home process with a child who has medical complexities
  • Identify three challenges of care coordination in the transition from hospital-to-home
  • Describe educational and information tools which staff can use to prepare families transitioning to home

December 1 - 1:00 ET
Easing Trauma at the Bedside: Supporting Families in Crisis
addresses the critical ways frontline staff can interact with families in the NICU or PICU, and best provide support to diffuse volatile moments, ease interpersonal tension and deliver bad news in the best way possible. How to support families showing signs of perinatal mood disorders or post-traumatic stress syndrome will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the different types of emotional distress commonly developed by parents, including perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Explore interventions staff can implement to reduce emotional distress in parents
  • Discuss strategies to support a family as they transition to home

Note: You will receive your registration information within 2 business days of completing your purchase.

Please direct any questions you may have to Laura Miller, Managing Consultant, NICU Innovations, March of Dimes Foundation at lkmiller@marchofdimes.org.

March of Dimes Perinatal Nursing Conference

Improving Outcomes for
Mothers & Babies
Post Conference Materials from the March 22, 2018 conference will be available soon!

Caring for the caregiver: Resiliency for the health care Professional

Archived webinar (1.6 contact hours, free of charge)

Preventing prematurity: Preconception, prenatal and postpartum nursing care

article (1.6 contact hours, free of charge)

Congenital syphilis rates are rising in the United States.

Download the new March of Dimes infographic for consumers.

Zika virus: What every nurse should know

article (1.7 contact hours)

Also in Spanish: El virus del Zika en Puerto Rico: Lo que toda enfermera debe saber
artículo (1.8 horas de contacto)

4th Annual March of Dimes ACNM Symposium: Drugs in Pregnancy: New FDA Labeling and More

Mary Brucker, CNM, PhD, FACNM, FAAN (pdf slide presentation)

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