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Washington State Chapter of NAPNAP

NIDCAP Care within Newborn Intensive Care Nurseries

Posted 8 months ago by Karen Kilian

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Upcoming Local Conference for those who work within the NICU enviornment:

Conference Description
The purpose of this activity is to equip the learner with the knowledge to provide high level and evidence-based, developmentally supportive care to infants and families in Newborn Intensive Care Units (NICU).

Target Audience
Nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, and early intervention developmental specialists

Learning Objectives
At the end of this educational program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe comprehensive NIDCAP approach to developmentally supportive care.
  • Identify environmental factors that support families and infants.
  • Describe ways to support parent-infant earliest communication.
  • Analyze specific infant behaviors and suggest options for responding.
  • Describe elements of relationship-based care.
  • Discuss ways to advance developmentally supportive care into practice.
  • Discuss how reflective practice applies to your role in the NICU.
  • Problem-solve supportive care needs for infants and families.