NIDCAP Federation International Holding One-Day Training Conference On Specialized Care To Infants And Families In Newborn Intensive Care Units

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Registration is open for the NFI Training Conference, Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Frobese Conference Center at Abington Hospital, Abington, Pennsylvania with specialized education and training for health care and development professionals to support infants and families in Newborn Intensive Care Units (NICUs).

The NIDCAP Federation International, also known as NFI, brings its world-recognized trainers and methodology to Abington, Pennsylvania on Friday, April 29, 2016 in a one-day Training Conference in Abington, Pennsylvania. Registration is open online at http://www.nidcap.org to nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, and early intervention developmental specialists. One in ten births around the world is identified as preterm. These emergency conditions require intensive, specialized care for the infant as well as families. The Conference provides the opportunity for professionals in the northeast region of the United States to increase their knowledge and skill in the newborn developmental care field. Continuing Education credits are available for nursing, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy and psychology. See the registration materials for credit qualifying details.

The Conference will feature presentations by speakers who are leaders in the practice of NIDCAP caregiving including John Chappel, MA, PT, Sacramento, California, James M. Helm, PhD, Raleigh, North Carolina, and gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN, Philadelphia, PA. During the conference, participants will learn the approaches to preterm developmentally supportive care, how to skillfully handle infant oral and respiratory functions, ways to advance care into practice and NICUs, and identify environmental factors that support the infant and family to transition the infant home.

The NIDCAP one-day conference begins at 8am on Friday, April 29, 2016, includes lunch, and closes at 4:30pm. Presentations and panel discussion will take place in the Frobese Conference Center Zaslow Auditorium, Abington Hospital, 1200 Old York Road, Abington, Pennsylvania, 19001. For additional information on the conference or credits, contact James Helm, PhD at (919)350-8276 or nficonference(at)nidcap(dot)org

NIDCAP is rapidly becoming the standard of newborn intensive care in the United States and many other countries including France, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Argentina. There are currently 20 NFI-Certified NIDCAP Training Centers and seven NFI-Certified NIDCAP Nurseries worldwide. The NFI, a nonprofit professional membership organization incorporated in Massachusetts, certifies NICU professionals and nurseries that distinguish themselves as exceptional providers of NIDCAP-based NICU care.

To learn more about the NIDCAP Federation International, how your intensive care nursery may benefit from the NIDCAP program, and how you can help further the NFI’s mission, please visit http://www.nidcap.org.

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