The Emotional Impact of a NICU Stay
Parents of infants in the NICU experience a spectrum of emotions from hour to hour, day to day and week to week. As caregivers in the NICU, it is essential that we are aware of the normal and abnormal expressions of these emotions, and have practical interventions to support parents through this stressful and life-changing time in their lives.
As healthcare professionals we have a responsibility to help those in our care to transition from sickness to health and to sustain their dignity and integrity. In this presentation we get the chance to hear from a parent who experienced the NICU twice and has now transitioned from NICU parent to NICU ambassador. This first hand account of one parents experience provides lessons as you care for infants and parents in your NICU today.
Media Esser, RN, MSN, NNP-BC
Skin Injuries in the NICU
Since neonatal skin is so fragile and immature, we have come to accept, and practically expect that every infant in the NICU will experience some skin irritation, breakdown or injury during their hospitalization. For these very reasons, clinical projects aimed at assessing, documenting, tracking and preventing skin injury is of up most importance.
In this one-hour webinar, Media Esser, will share with us the reasons why neonatal skin is at such increased risk for injury, what types of injuries are the most common, and will share practical strategies to prevent injuries and a few innovative techniques for managing them.
Casey's Story: A Journey in the NICU and Beyond
Marty's daughter, Casey, was born with very complex medical challenges and was considered a medical pioneer in many ways. Marty will share some examples of what works, what doesn't, best practices and hard lessons learned to help prepare caregivers to best meet the needs of medically complex children and their families.
Gboly Harris, RRT-NPS, SDS, RPSGT
Transition to Home
Transitioning a technology dependent child to home can be an overwhelming and stressful event for families. In this presentation, Gboly will share with you stories and strategies that he has learned in his more than 2 decades of clinical practice; which includes both in the inpatient and outpatient setting as well as working closely with DME vendors.
Dr. Adrian Lavery
The Perfect Storm
Join Dr. Lavery for an interactive case presentation rightly titled, "The Perfect Storm." This is a case that begins before birth and shares details from delivery until many years later. In this case, everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. There are lessons for every NICU clinician that will impact your clinical assessment, diagnosis, and documentation skills.
Sharon Carter, NNP
ROP- Past, Present, and Future
Premature infants are at risk for developing Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) during their stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as a result of: (1) immature retinal vasculature and (2) immature respiratory system, with the associated need for supplemental oxygen and mechanical ventilation.