Supporting NICU Staff and Families
Through the NICU Experience
We believe that strengthening the parent-baby bond and family functioning in the NICU is the “next big frontier” in improving infant outcomes, and that supporting NICU parents is equally important to providing medical care to their baby. Created by professionals and “experts by experience” with quotes from over 100 NICU graduate parents, “Caring for Babies and Their Families: Providing Psychosocial Support in the NICU,” is a 7-module online continuing education series. Modules provide much-needed staff training and education to improve psychosocial support and family-centered developmental care. The courses bring research and parent voice to the forefront simultaneously to deliver the only education of its kind to the NICU professional space. The program modules, which can be taken individually or as the full course, offer CEU credit accredited by PAC/LAC.
Click here to learn more about this critical program for your NICU and how it can provide staff the tools needed to support and engage each other and families coping with this intense and complicated environment.
7 Module Series
Emotional Support of NICU Parents
Family-Centered Developmental Care
Palliative & Bereavement Care
Discharge Planning & Follow-Up Support
Caring for the Caregiver: Staff Support
Preemie Parent Alliance has partnered with Patient+Family Care and the National Perinatal Association to develop this NICU Staff Education course based on the National Perinatal Association’s Interdisciplinary Recommendations for the Psychosocial Needs of NICU Parents, published in the Journal of Perinatology.
The Wellness Network, National Perinatal Association, Patient+Family Care, and Preemie Parent Alliance are grateful for Medela’s support of NICU Staff Education and Family Support.
Read Medela’s message about their unrestricted support of this cause here.