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Webinar: Team – From Development to Sustainability

Webinar Date:  Friday, October 20, 2017:  9 am PT, 10 am MT; 11 am CT, noon EST

Faculty: Mindy Morris, DNP, NNP-BC, CNS and Liz Drake, MN, NNP, CNS

Have you ever been stuck doing things the same way and not getting the momentum you know is needed to accomplish the goal? The adage “If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong” comes to mind. What are those things? Do you find there is exhaustion of the vital few? Do you have difficulty sustaining practices? Does QI occur from the top down? Does your team practice with a shared mental model?

Unit culture and conditions often direct practice in NICU’s. This presentation will share two unique approaches in the development/implementation of a team-based approach to care in both a large and small NICU.

Our Learning Objectives:

    1. Describe at least one way an interdisciplinary approach to care can facilitate teamwork and communication
    2. Provide two clinical examples from this presentation where a team-based model of care lead to improved safety, clinical outcomes, staff engagement and family satisfaction

 

Webinar: The Experience is Everything

Webinar Date:  Friday, August 18,2017:  9 am PT, 10 am MT; 11 am CT, noon EST

Faculty: Lori Gabriel Gunther, MS, CPXP

At one time or another we have all been a patient or family member of someone who has been in a healthcare setting. As healthcare providers, we come out of that experience with a new and different perspective; we understand the importance of sharing the experience, good and bad, so that meaningful change can take place.  Healthcare providers play a critical role in improving the healthcare experience for patients and their families.   Right now, improving the patient and family experience is the number one priority of hospital CEO’s. This work is important and deserves our attention; it also requires the engagement and support of strong    leaders at every level of the hospital.    Lori will talk about the current trends in the perinatal and neonatal sector of healthcare and how improving communication between employees and patients/families and between employees themselves can improve the patient experience and increase employee’s job satisfaction.

Our Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify three areas of priority for patient experience
  2. Discuss the purpose and process for utilizing storytelling for quality improvement initiatives
  3. Discuss two strategies to support improved communication between families and staff

 

 

DandleLION Medical products in the news!

From Northwell Health comes the story of Lenox Hill Hospital using webcams to help parents bond with their preemies. In the video, you can see a preemie in one of our products!

Baby Landon was born 3,000 miles from home. But, his family in Seattle can see him because Lenox Hill Hospital’s neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) is the first in Manhattan to use a secure, 24/7 live stream webcam. The NICView cameras hover over the baby’s crib and allow parents who step out of the NICU, as well as family 3,000 miles away, to check in on their new arrival any time they want and from any device they want.

Read more and watch the video here.

Webinar: From Preemie to Young Adult: A 26-year retrospective look at parenting a NICU graduate

Webinar Date:  Friday, May 12, 2017:  9 am PT, 10 am MT; 11 am CT, noon EST

Faculty: Laura Mller

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wonder what happened to that family, once they left the NICU?” Thousands of infants and their parents spend time in NICUs every year, but once they transition to home, we often lose track of them.

Through pictures and stories, Laura will share a long-range view of her life, and of her 27-week twins, after their NICU experience.  You’ll hear how a six-month NICU stay impacted every aspect of their lives. Laura will talk candidly about PTSD, disabilities, mental health, coping and adapting; and how she discovered new personal and professional paths as a result of her experiences from the early 1990’s.

Our Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify three long-term effects on parents of a NICU stay
  2. List two minor-morbidities that don’t seem so minor to NICU graduates or their parents
  3. Discuss two strategies to support NICU families during and following their stay in the hospital

Webinar: 100 Billion Neurons: Exploring the next generation of NICUs designed to support optimal brain development

Webinar Date:  Friday, March 17, 2017:  9 am PT, 10 am MT; 11 am CT, noon EST

Faculty: Kathi Salley Randall, RN, MSN, CNS, NNP-BC

At birth, a baby’s brain is made up of about 100 billion neurons, roughly the same number of stars in the Milky Way.

In the NICU there exists many challenges and opportunities when it comes to supporting the health of these neurons and the rapidly developing neonatal brain.

In this presentation, we will review the basics of fetal and neonatal brain development and explore potential social and biological threats to its normal development and how some NICU’s are altering design and culture to optimize brain health.

Our Learning Objective

Webinar: Baby It’s Cold Out There: Myths and Facts about Thermoregulation

Webinar Date:  Friday, December 2, 2016:  9 am PT, 10 am MT; 11 am CT, noon EST

Faculty: Liz Drake, MN, NNP, CNS, RN-NIC

Evidence shows that hypothermia is an independent risk factor for morbidity and mortality. However, by implementing a few simple modifications to the environment, we can dramatically improve temperature regulation and in turn, infant outcomes
and survival.

Products and devices intended to provide neuro-protection and musculo- skeletal support are standard of care in the NICU. Despite their positive effects on the neonate’s development, these products have complicated the simple task of temperature management; and in turn, have resulted in the need for bedside care givers to rethink our understanding of thermoregulation and modify traditional practices.

In this one-hour presentation our presenter, Liz Drake will dispel several myths related to neonatal temperature management and will offer practical recommendations to provide both a developmentally supportive environment and a neutral thermal environment.

Our Learning Objectives

Webinar: Integrating Parents in Newborn Pain Care – Evidence and Implementation

Webinar Date:  Friday, October 14, 2016:  9 am PT, 10 am MT; 11 am CT, noon EST

Faculty: Marsha Campbell-Yeo, PhD, NNP-BC, RN

Hospital care and medical interventions are sources of separation and stress, leading to a diminished capacity for the infant to endure painful procedures and situations.  Involvement of parents in newborn pain management is of increased interest in both research and clinical settings.

Recent research has focused on finding non-pharmacological interventions or sweet tasting solutions as a substitute to drugs; or at least to decrease the number of drug doses needed for optimal analgesia.  There is a growing interest in interventions that involved parents, e.g. skin-to-skin care, breastfeeding, or facilitated tucking.

Despite the growing knowledge base on non-pharmacological interventions, clinicians and parents often struggle with which strategy should be recommended as first line therapy or whether several should be given in combination.  In this one-hour seminar presentation, Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo will describe the powerful benefits of integrating parents into the neonatal pain management care plan as well as the effective ways to implement these interventions in clinical settings.

Our Learning Objectives:

Go to www.dandlelion-webinars.com to register for the webinar, listen to the recording (after October 14, 2016), earn a free CE and/or download the flyer.

Webinar: Affective Capabilities and Vulnerabilities of the Hospitalized Infant

Webinar Date:  Friday, May 6, 2016:  9 am PT, 10 am MT; 11 am CT, noon EST

Faculty: Mary Coughlin MS, NNP, RNC-E

Normal development of an infant’s “sense-of-self,” and “sense-of-other,” depends in part on an optimally engaged and functional sensory system. Early exposure to trauma — extremely fearful events — and high levels of stress affect the developing brain, particularly in those areas involved with emotions and learning. The amygdala and the hippocampus are two brain structures involved in fear and traumatic stress. These two structures in concert with the insula cortex comprise the neural circuitry for neuroception, the mechanism by which we distinguish whether situations or people are safe, dangerous, or life threatening.  This webinar will introduce the learner to the neuroscience underpinning the affective capabilities and vulnerabilities of the hospitalized infant and describe how translation of this information into clinical practice can transform the developmental potential of the hospitalized infant.

Our Learning Objectives:

Go to www.dandlelion-webinars.com to register for the webinar, listen to the recording (after May 7, 2016), earn a free CE and/or download the flyer.

Webinar: Neurobehavioral Assessment of High-Risk Infants in the NICU

Webinar Date:  Friday, March 4, 2016:  9 am PT, 10 am MT; 11 am CT, noon EST

Faculty:  Bobbi Pineda PhD, OTR/L

Neurobehavioral assessments can be used to evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic interventions, to define and communicate an individual infant’s strengths and weaknesses, and can empower parents to understand the developmental potential of their premature infant.  When used to cover the span of a NICU stay, they offer powerful insights and clues to an infant’s brain development and potential challenges for the future.

In this presentation we will discuss the purpose of the neurobehavioral exam, define different assessments available for use with high risk infants in the NICU, and discuss how to administer and interpret assessment results.

Our Learning Objectives:

Go to www.dandlelion-webinars.com to register for the webinar, listen to the recording (after March 5, 2016), earn a free CE and/or download the flyer.

Webinar: Mitigating Procedural Pain in High-Risk Infants: Challenge and Opportunities

Webinar Date:  Friday, December 4, 2015:  9 am PT, 10 am MT; 11 am CT, noon EST

Faculty:  Lori Brittingham, MSN, RN, CNS, ACCNS-N

Infants spending time in the neonatal intensive care unit are exposed to a number of painful procedures on a daily basis.  For infants with an extended length of stay, this can result in hundred of painful exposure over the course of the first several months of life.  A growing body of evidence has shown that unmitigated pain can have deleterious short- and long-term consequences on the developing infant, yet pain in this vulnerable population is often unrecognized and under-treated.  This presentation will provide neonatal care team members with the tools required to implement effective environmental and behavioral strategies to minimize the effects of painful exposures in high-risk infants.

Our Learning Objectives:

Go to www.dandlelion-webinars.com to register for the webinar, listen to the recording (after December 5, 2015), earn a free CE and/or download the flyer.