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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
Guidelines For Family-Centered Care In The Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult ICU In this 2017 article, specialists from neonatal, pediatric, and adult critical and intensive care medicine and family-centered care convened to analyze Family Centered Care practices in their hospital environments. The researchers completed a meta analysis, as well as family/patient interviews and developed 29 ‘ICU Family-Centered [...]
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We want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We are so blessed to have had the opportunity to meet such incredible people this year and each year before. You all are doing incredible work and we thank you for allowing us to join you!
We are so excited to head to Rockford Memorial Hospital where their Small Baby Team is hosting there very own, private, Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification! With over 20 nurses and therapists getting certified this month, their hospital will be set to implement some big neuroprotective changes! We can't wait to see you soon. Learn more [...]