Every day, the NIDCAP Federation International, its NIDCAP Training Centers, and their NIDCAP Trainers and NIDCAP Trained Professionals and Supporters strive to improve the experience of newborns and families in hospitals all over the world. World NIDCAP Day (WND) is an opportunity to recognize these efforts and build awareness of the importance of providing NIDCAP care for hospitalized infants and their families. We will be celebrating the entire month of March.
See our World NIDCAP Day page for more information about the day, the WND toolkit, and ideas for how you and your nursery or community can join in spreading awareness of NIDCAP Care. Check the page regularly for updates on the WND activities that will happen during March.
NICU Parent Network’s Executive Director, Keira Sorrells and NFI’s gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, FAAN, discuss NIDCAP and what it means for newborns and families in hospitals all around the world.
In honor of Dr. Heidelise Als’ Birthday, November 8, we present to you a Commemorative Issue of the Developmental Observer, Vol. 15, No. 3.
This issue includes all the inspirational articles that Heidi wrote for past issues of the Developmental Observer. In addition, the issue is full of beautiful tributes to her from many NFI members, her National NIDCAP Training Center team, and other friends and colleagues across the globe, plus much more.Read the Issue
Celebrated internationally on November 17th, World Prematurity Day (WPD) acknowledges the journeys of preterm infants and their families as well as raises awareness of the challenges faced by children born preterm and their families. This is ever so important as the incidence of preterm birth, worldwide, is increasing rapidly. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every year an estimated 15 million infants worldwide are born preterm (over 3 weeks early).World Prematurity Day 2022
The NFI introduces its Family Resource Series – a series of videos produced, with support from Dräger, to support parents who have a premature or medically fragile baby in the hospital. NIDCAP trainers and NICU graduate parents answer questions that are frequently asked by families that have babies in an intensive care setting.
Click here for the press release
Watch on the Learning Center pageLearning Center
The NFI is pleased to announce the release of several podcasts of Series One, entitled NICU Care with NIDCAP:
The NFI thanks Jennifer Degl for supporting the effort to produce these podcasts. The first three episodes are available for listening in our Learning Center.Learning Center
Our free podcasts are available also on Captivate, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and Overcast.
The NFI is pleased to announce that the EFCNI has recognized the NIDCAP Nursery Program as a Lighthouse Project. The EFCNI promotes their Lighthouse Projects as outstanding projects which are exemplary in their respective field of newborn health. Our initiative has been described and published as a guest article. It can be found on the EFNCI/European Standards of Care for Newborn Health Lighthouse Projects page.Lighthouse Project
See how the NIDCAP Community celebrated WND 2021:
World NIDCAP Day 2021
See our World NIDCAP Day page for more information about the day and the WND toolkit.
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