Mentoring Caregivers. Changing Hospitals. Improving the Futures for Newborns and Their Families.
NIDCAP, originated in 1984 by Heidelise Als, PhD, is the only comprehensive, family centered, evidence-based approach to developmental care for newborn and infant intensive care nurseries.
What All Newborn Infants and Their Families Deserve
Infants are considered individuals, persons, collaborators in care, supported and nurtured by their parents Parents are considered infants’ key nurturers, advocates and caregivers as well as collaborators in care decisions Healthcare Professionals are partners in care with infants, parents and family members
The NIDCAP Federation International, Inc. (NFI)
The NFI is a membership and educational certifying organization. Incorporated in Massachusetts, United States, the NFI holds the legal designation of a 501 (c) 3, as a charitable corporation.
Along the entrance corridor to our NICU, flat television screens show colorful pictures of our premature babies, as NICU patients and graduates of all ages. As I walk down the corridor to begin my shift as a nurse, I often pass by parents sitting there for a break, looking at the pictures with awe and … Read More »