In a perfect world, there would be no need for a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Yet our reality is that babies continue to be born too sick, too soon, and with medical conditions requiring hospitalization. Activities in the NICU have a profound impact on the babies, their families and the staff. What you do matters. Your work has the potential to impact a neonate’s health outcome, as well as that of the family and staff in the NICU.
Since the 1980s, neonatal care providers have worked to mitigate the stress experienced by babies, parents and providers. Doing so has involved change and its inherent struggles, but eventually we have adapted our NICU culture, policies and approach. We strive to nurture the developmental needs of babies and the emotional and informational needs of their parents through evidence-based knowledge in neurodevelopmental science, developmental care, healthcare design, and family support. This work continues at The 33rd Annual Gravens Conference.
Join the University of South Florida College of Public Health in Clearwater Beach, Florida, on March 4-7, 2020, as we explore research, learning and practice to examine Biophysiology of Human Interaction. The most current science, state-of-the-art research and leading practices will be presented over the course of four days.