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 practice of front line NICU staff by providing the foundational knowledge and practical skills to deliver relationship based, individualized, neuroprotective, developmentally supportive care. FINE is based on the theories and concepts of NIDCAP (Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program) and has been endorsed by the NIDCAP Federation International as foundational education.
This program is a day and half long course.
FINE Level 1 topics will include: Central Nervous System 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 three breakout sessions where skills can be practiced in a simulated environment.
Nurses, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Respiratory Therapists, Child Life Specialists, Infant Developmental Specialists, Early Intervention Providers, Social Workers, Family Support Specialists and NIDCAP Professionals who work with families and infants in the NICU or support families and infants as infants’ transitions home.
Huron-Superior Parking Garage
222 Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Applications for continuing education for Registered Nurses, Occupational and Physical Therapists, and Early Intervention providers will be completed.
Disclosures: The planners and presenters have no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this program. There is no commercial support/sponsorship for this program.
Jean Powlesland, MS, RN, is a developmental specialist at UI Health, adjunct clinical faculty at UIC’s college of nursing and has been a NIDCAP Trainer for 13 years.
Jennifer Hofherr, MS, OTR/L , C/NDT is the program manager for the Neonatal Therapy Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She has been a NIDCAP Trainer for the last 14 years.
Pumping facilities available for conference attendees, however, you must bring your own pump kit, milk storage supplies and cooler.
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