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2017-10-03T15:33:51+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|

Did you know single family rooms can improve cognitive and language outcomes in preterm infants?    In the 2017 study by Vohr and colleagues, entitled Differential Effects of the Single-Family Room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on 18 to 24-Month Bayley Scores of Preterm Infants, researchers examined the effects of single family rooms compared to open bay [...]

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2017-08-23T21:23:43+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|

Did you know the infant-mother dyad is affected during treatment for opioid withdrawal?    In the 2016 study by Maguire and colleagues, entitled Characteristics of Maternal-Infant Interaction During Treatment for Opioid Withdrawal, researchers compared the differences between normative data and mothers who were enrolled in a methadone treatment program and their infants during a bottle feeding. [...]

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2017-08-06T16:21:15+00:00 August 6th, 2017|

Did you know the benefits of skin-to-skin can still be identified in former preterm infants after 20 years?    In the 2017 study by Charpak and colleagues, entitled Twenty-Year Follow-Up Kangaroo Mother Care Versus Traditional Care, researchers completed a follow up investigation with test subjects previously enrolled in a randomized controlled trial completed in Columbia from 1993-1996. [...]

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2017-06-13T16:22:01+00:00 June 13th, 2017|

 Did you know: Prolonged NG tube feedings (>30 days) has been identified as the most prevalent risk factor for later feeding issues Craniosacaral therapy can be a manual therapy intervention to improve neonatal feeding outcomes Providing a completely human milk based diet has been associated with reduced incidence of NEC, mortality, late-onset sepsis, ROP, and [...]

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2017-06-09T16:25:12+00:00 June 9th, 2017|

Did you know skin-to-skin holding is associated with lower parental anxiety, greater confidence in parenting skills and higher breastfeeding rates?    In the 2016 study by Sweeny and colleagues, entitled Impact of Kangaroo Care on Parental Anxiety Level and Parenting Skills for Preterm Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, researches studied the impact of kangaroo [...]

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2017-05-17T13:52:08+00:00 May 17th, 2017|

Did you know a research study found 46% of preterm infants demonstrated atypical sensory processing patterns at 4 years of age?    In the 2016 study by Crozier and colleagues, entitled Sensory Processing Patterns in Children Born Very Preterm, researches worked to determine the frequency and type of sensory processing differences in infants born preterm, as [...]

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2017-05-02T15:00:50+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|

Did you know that early infant-parent relationships can predict an approximately 5-point increase in Adult IQ?    In the 2017 study by Breenman and colleagues entitled Neonatal Predictors of Cognitive Ability in Adults Born Very Preterm: A Prospective Study, researches worked to identify neonatal predictors of adult cognitive abilities in 260 very preterm/VLBW infants. Researchers [...]

NANT Conference Recap!

2017-04-13T17:49:15+00:00 April 13th, 2017|

We had a wonderful time in Arizona at the National Association of Neonatal Therapists Conference last week! Thank you to everyone who visited our Exhibitor Booth and attended our presentation "Reimagine Your Impact Through Advanced Clinical Reasoning". It was great reconnecting with so many NTMC professionals and meeting other therapists who will be joining our family this [...]

NTMC Professional Spotlight

2017-03-03T13:42:14+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|

Christina Dougherty, MA, CCC-SLP, NTMTC We are proud to introduce Christina from the NICU at Saint Francis Medical Center in Missouri.  She completed her Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification in June 2012 and has made huge strides. Continue reading to be inspired and learn some helpful ideas and tips from her journey!  1. Briefly describe your NICU Environment [...]

Transforming NICU Care

2017-03-03T13:48:56+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|

Transforming NICU Care to Provide Comprehensive Family Support Over the last few years an interdisciplinary group was convened by the National Perinatal Association to develop recommendations and guidelines to support Family-Centered Care in the NICU. In 2016, authors Hall, Phillips and Hynan completed a review of these recommendations and guidelines, developing the “Top Ten Recommendations [...]