Agenda Item Details
Day 1   Friday Nov 8, 2019
9:40 - 10:40am
Seminar: Concurrent Session A05 – Family Support

A05-a Family Integrated Care (FICare) in Level II NICUs: A Critical Analysis of Parent Journals



This session will show health care providers the work parent’s do to care for their infants in NICUs where family integrated care (Alberta FICareTM) was trialed as a new model of care. Participants will learn how parents’ experiences are often shaped by taken for granted institutional processes and the kinds of practices that support parents to gain confidence with care of their infants.


Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

1. Recognize the tensions and problems parents experience when they have a baby in the NICU.

2. Identify the instrumental supports that help parents to integrate into the care of their infants while in the NICU.

3. Apply the principles of family integrated care to practice, to help parents’ gain confidence in the care of their infant.



Cathy Ringham, RN PhD CNeoN(C), Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada


A05-b Moving Low Risk Postpartum Care from Hospital to Home



To present an innovative postnatal care model.


Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the evidence regarding postnatal care and early discharge.

2. Recognize the innovative nature of the Montfort Postnatal Care at Home Program.

3. Recall the preliminary outcomes of the Montfort Postnatal Care at Home Program.



Ann Salvador RN, MPA, Senior Director, Hôpital Montfort, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Wendy Peterson RN, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada



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