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.
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.
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