THE GREAT IMPOSTER: CHALLENGES IN CARING FOR THE LATE PRETERM INFANT Madge E. Buus-Frank RNC, MS, APRN-BC, FAAN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner ~ The Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Principal and Consultant ~ Dynamic Neonatal Solutions Buus.Frank@Dartmouth.edu
Whose Baby Is It Anyway? Families as caregivers, decision-makers, and fully-informed consumers
DESCRIPTION On the surface infants born at 34 to 36 6/7 weeks gestation may look like a full-term infant and may even “act” like a term infant; however, they are at considerable risk for prematurity-related complications and have an escalated risk of mortality, morbidity, and hospital readmissions during the first month of life. Review current clinical challenges and guidelines for the safe and appropriate management and care of late premature infants.
Principles and Practices of Family Centered Care and the Late Preterm Infant Madge E. Buus-Frank RNC, MS, APRN-BC, FAAN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner ~ The Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Principal and Consultant ~ Dynamic Neonatal Solutions Buus.Frank@Dartmouth.edu
DESCRIPTION Is family centered care a myth, mantra or marketing scheme in your unit? Challenge yourself, and your colleagues to critically explore the primacy of parenting and redefine the role of parents in the NICU.
March of Dimes 2010 Premature Birth Report Card DESCRIPTION The March of Dimes graded states by comparing each state's rate of premature birth to the nation's 2010 objective of 7.6%. Preterm birth is the leading cause of newborn death in teh United States. We don't yet understand al teh factorsthat contribute to premature birth. The nataion must continue to make progress on research to identify causes and prevention strategies, and on interventions and quality improvement initiatives to improve outcomes.