FINE (Family and Infant Neurobehavioral Education) Level 1 provides a comprehensive overview of the theory, scope and evidence for family centered developmental care practices. It is intended to enhance the practice of front line NICU staff by providing the foundational knowledge and practical skills to deliver relationship based, individualized neuroprotective and developmentally supportive care. FINE is based on the theories and concepts of NIDCAP and has been endorsed by the NIDCAP Federation International as foundational education.
Level 1 topics will include: CNS development, Learning to observe babies, Family Participation, Stress and Pain, Sleep and Arousal, Sensory development, Motor development, skin to skin care and early feeding experiences. There will be 3 breakout sessions where skills can be practiced in a simulated environment.
RNs, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Occupational, Physical and Speech-Language Pathologists, Respiratory Therapists, Child Life Specialists, Infant Target Audience: Developmental Specialists, Early Intervention providers, Social Workers, Family Support Specialists and NIDCAP Professionals who work with families and infants in the NICU or who are transitioning to home.