In an effort to raise awareness of key regulations and issue that affect NANN, NANNP, and the populations we serve, the HPAC Committee sends out our monthly From the Hill to the NICU to help keep you informed. May's issue provides updates on two bills that affect our patient population, the Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness (MOMMA) Act and the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019. Read more
Are you a newly graduated neonatal nurse practitioner? Apply for NANN and NANNP's Membership Scholarship Program for newly graduated APRNs, supported by Abbott Nutrition! The scholarships provide one year complimentary NANN/NANNP membership ($170 value) as well as complimentary registration for NANN's APRN Summit at NANN's 2019 Annual Conference ($75 value) to 25 newly graduated or graduating APRNs. (Scholarship recipients must have been graduates of an APRN program in 2018 or plan to graduate by December 2019.)
The deadline to apply is June 3, 2019. Apply today!
Partnering through Listening
Joyce Maloney, MSN, RN, RNC-NIC
One of a parent’s inherent instincts is to provide comfort and care for their child. NICU parents are often afraid to place their hands on their baby for fear of causing discomfort or dislodging equipment. Their response to their fear is to suppress their innate needs. Instead, they wait and ask, “Can I touch him/her?” Had I been focused only on my patient and her bedside equipment, I would have missed an opportunity to assess Mom’s non-verbal cues and would not have made the decision I did...Read more
Baby Trail...Lives Touched by One Baby
...I was imagining a line drawn along the path we took with this baby girl, this morning, and all the people along the path whom she touched - even after death...
…I wondered if they are "counted" when we talk about all the people affected by the death of a child... Read More
Valerie Moniaci DNP APRN NNP-BC
Over the years, I have met many families and have shared with them both joy and pain. Every baby deserves to have their story told but this story is about a special little boy who has surpassed expectations of his physicians and sometimes his nurses, but never his parents. They always maintained the faith that he would receive the care that he needed and that they would make sure he had the very best life they could offer to him... Read more
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